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Labour market performance of refugees in the EU

Peschner, Jörg, (2017), «Labour market performance of refugees in the EU», Working Paper 1/2017, European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, 5 Μαϊου This paper analyses the individual and socio-demographic factors behind the low employment rate of refugees compared to individuals born in the EU but also compared to other migrants. It complements the 2016 Employment and Social Developments Review where a chapter was dedicated to the labour …Read More

Workers in 7 EU countries worse off today than 8 years ago

European Trade Union Institute and European Trade Union Confederation, (2017), «Workers in 7 EU countries worse off today than 8 years ago», 13 Μαρτίου Workers are still not feeling economic recovery: wages are lower now than they were eight years ago in seven EU member states, according to new research published today by the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC). The research also shows that in …Read More

Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies

Leceta, Manuel, Renda, Andrea, Konnola, Totti, Simonelli, Felice, (2017), «Unleashing Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Europe: People, Places and Policies», Report of a CEPS Task Force, 22 Φεβρουαρίου This report sets out the elements for the design of a streamlined and future-proof policy on innovation and entrepreneurship in Europe. It is the result of a collective effort led by CEPS, which formed a Task Force on Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the EU, …Read More

Society at a Glance 2016 – OECD Social Indicators

OECD, (2016), «Society at a Glance 2016 – OECD Social Indicators», OECD Publishing, 5 Οκτωβρίου This is the eighth edition of Society at a Glance, the biennial OECD overview of social indicators. This report addresses the growing demand for quantitative evidence on social well-being and its trends. It updates some indicators included in the previous editions published since 2001 and introduces several new ones, with 25 indicators in total. It includes …Read More

Collective social rights under the strain of monetary union

Rödl, Florian, Callsen, Raphaël, (2016), «Collective social rights under the strain of monetary union», ETUI This report examines in depth the legality of the measures taken by the European Union, alongside the European Central Bank (ECB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in the wake of the financial and debt crisis. Beginning with a factual presentation of the European Union’s post-crisis agenda, which has focused on a flexible, productivity-based wage policy, …Read More

An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis

European Commission, (2016), «An Economic Take on the Refugee Crisis», European Commission, Institutional Paper 033, Ιούλιος Europe is facing an unprecedented surge in the number of asylum seekers and refugees. These flows have put considerable strain on public authorities in several Member States. From a purely macroeconomic point of view, the impact appears moderate, stemming in the short term from increased public spending and, over time, a slight rise in labour …Read More

Long-term Unemployment in the EU: Trends and Policies

Duell, Nicola, Thurau, Lena, Vetter. Tim, (2016), «Long-term Unemployment in the EU: Trends and Policies», Bertelsmann Stiftung Study, 2016 As a consequence of the 2008 global economic and financial crisis, long-term unemployment has, yet again, become one of the key issues on the European labor market. In the third quarter of 2015, the European Union recorded some 22 million unemployed. Nearly half of these individuals (48.2 %) were unemployed for 12 months …Read More

Differences in men’s and women’s work, care and leisure time

Davaki, Konstantina, (2016), «Differences in men’s and women’s work, care and leisure time», European Parliament/Study for the FEMM Committee, Μάρτιος The economic crisis has profoundly affected the labour market and private life of men and women. This study examines the interrelation of policies with the ways women and men allocate time to paid work, care and leisure and the gendered outcomes produced in different socio-economic and cultural settings. It shows …Read More

Europe 2020 indicators – poverty and social exclusion

Eurostat/Europe 2020 indicators – poverty and social exclusion/March 2016 This article is part of a set of statistical articles on the Europe 2020 strategy. It provides recent statistics on poverty and social inclusion in the European Union (EU). The Europe 2020 strategy is the EU’s agenda for growth and jobs for the current decade. It emphasises smart, sustainable and inclusive growth as a way to overcome the structural weakness in Europe’s economy, to improve its competitiveness …Read More

Working time developments in the 21st century: Work duration and its regulation in the EU

Cabrita, Jorge, Boehmer, Simon, Galli da Bino, Camilla, (2016), «Working time developments in the 21st century: Work duration and its regulation in the EU», Eurofound, Publications Office of the European Union, 1 Μαρτίου. This report examines the main trends and milestones characterising the evolution of the most important aspects of collectively agreed working time in the European Union during the first decade of the 21st century. Drawing primarily on information collected by Eurofound across all …Read More