Employment and labour markets : some issues for the new millennium
The deteriorating labour market position of low-skilled workers challenges economic efficiency and social equity. Four aspects are examined: joblessness among the low-skilled; the prevalence of low pay among women; persistence in low pay; and the overlap between low pay and household poverty. It concludes that the labour market institutions of "social Europe" are effective in reducing the disadvantage of vulnerable groups, although they have protected women less effectively than men. Educatio...Expand abstract
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The definitive version of this article was published in International Journal of Manpower, vol. 21, issue 3/4 (2000), 160-176. Emerald Publishing Group Ltd. [Available at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/].
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