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European unemployment program (Phase II)

Objective



The object of the program is to understand the forces behind the continuing high levels of European unemployment. The program focusses on four main issues:
(i) Skill and regional mismatch in the labour market; it is largely due to technological change and how important are market failures in explaining the continued existence of such mismatch?
(ii) Wage determination; can "insider-outsider" theories help explain the coexistence of high levels of wage pressure and high unemployment?
(iii) Long-term unemployment; how does a person's unemployment experience affect his/her chance of finding a job and how is this affected by the benefit system?
(iv) Demographics; how will the prospective reduction in labour force growth and increased longevity of the population affect the labour market?
The focus will be mainly, but not exclusively, on microeconomics data sets.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

London School of Economics and Political Science
Address
Houghton Street
WC2A 2AE London
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

TILBURG UNIVERSITY
Netherlands
Address
Warandelaan 2
5000 Tilburg
UNIVERSITAET STUTTGART
Germany
Address
Keplerstrasse 7
70174 Stuttgart
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
Place De L'universite 1
Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
1,Nordre Ringgade 1-3
8000 Aarhus C
UNIVERSITY OF ROME "LA SAPIENZA"
Italy
Address
Piazzale Aldo Moro 5
00185 Roma