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The Netherlands and the United Kingdom: A European Unemployment Miracle?

Abstract:

Unemployment rates in both the UK and the Netherlands have declined substantially since the early 1980s. This has been a decline in equilibrium unemployment, the result of combinations of supply-oriented policies. The combinations are partly overlapping and partly differing between the two countries. The main difference is in wage negotiations: where the Dutch unions were already co-operative, British unions were made to co-operate. The main overlap is in the popularity of part-time work and ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1111/1468-0327.00059
Publisher:
Blackwell Publishing
Journal:
Economic Policy More from this journal
Volume:
15
Issue:
30
Pages:
135 - 180
Publication date:
2000-01-01
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ISSN:
0266-4658
Language:
English
UUID:
uuid:0b91137e-4c4b-45f6-85e2-67612dcbae8f
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:10609
Deposit date:
2011-08-16

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