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Do Labor Market Policies and Growth Fundamentals Matter for Income Inequality in Oecd Countries? Some Empirical Evidence

Do Labor Market Policies and Growth Fundamentals Matter for Income Inequality in Oecd Countries? Some Empirical Evidence »

Volume/Issue: 1997/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Patrick Van Houdt

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1997

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451841862.001

ISBN: 9781451841862

Keywords: labor market, labor market policies, unemployment, employment, active labor

Income distribution may be related to fundamentals affecting economic growth and to labor market policies. Noting that inequality is affected by unemployment. This paper presents a model in which labor market polic...

Explaining Unemployment in Spain
			: Structural Change, Cyclical Fluctuations, and Labor Market Rigidities

Explaining Unemployment in Spain : Structural Change, Cyclical Fluctuations, and Labor Market Rigidities »

Volume/Issue: 1994/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451852578.001

ISBN: 9781451852578

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, unemployed, unemployment benefits

Spain has the most serious and persistent unemployment problem in Europe, with an unemployment rate that reached 24.6 percent in early 1994. This paper explores the characteristics of this unemployment problem, its...

How Do the Skilled and the Unskilled Respond to Regional Shocks? the Case of Spain

How Do the Skilled and the Unskilled Respond to Regional Shocks? the Case of Spain »

Volume/Issue: 1998/77

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paolo Mauro , and Antonio Spilimbergo

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 May 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451956764.001

ISBN: 9781451956764

Keywords: regional unemployment, skill level, unemployment, unemployment rates, unemployment rate, employment, bargaining

Are there any differences in how workers of different skill levels respond to regional shocks? This paper addresses that question using the methodology of Blanchard and Katz (1992) and a unique data set on working-...

Okun's Law
			: Fit at 50?

Okun's Law : Fit at 50? »

Volume/Issue: 2013/10

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Laurence Ball , Daniel Leigh , and Prakash Loungani

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 14 January 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781475574265.001

ISBN: 9781475574265

Keywords: Unemploymnent, Okun&;amp;#x2019;s law, Economic fluctuations, employment, recession, unemployment rate, jobless, Economic fluctuations.,

This paper asks how well Okun's Law fits short-run unemployment movements in the United States since 1948 and in twenty advanced economies since 1980. We find that Okun's Law isa strong and stable relationship in m...

Physical Capital Adjustment within Spain
			: Long-Run and Short-Run Analysis

Physical Capital Adjustment within Spain : Long-Run and Short-Run Analysis »

Volume/Issue: 2001/17

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Antonio Spilimbergo , and Paolo Mauro

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 February 2001

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451843538.001

ISBN: 9781451843538

Keywords: capital and labor movement, employment, private capital, unemployment, capital market, regional employment,

This paper considers the adjustment of physical capital within a country in the long run and in the short run. It uses a unique data set on income, labor, human capital, and private and public physical capital in t...

Search Unemployment with Advance Notice

Search Unemployment with Advance Notice »

Volume/Issue: 1998/119

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Pietro Garibaldi

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 August 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451854145.001

ISBN: 9781451854145

Keywords: unemployment flows, firing costs, search theory, unemployment, jobs, job creation, employment, unemployed

This paper proposes and solves a search model in which job separation requires mandatory notice. When jobs are subject to idiosyncratic uncertainty, firms would issue advance notice even with good business conditio...

Structural Funds and the 1992 Program in the European Community

Structural Funds and the 1992 Program in the European Community »

Volume/Issue: 1991/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): James Gordon

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1991

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781451848601.001

ISBN: 9781451848601

Keywords: unemployment, unemployment rate, entitlement, unemployed, employment

Equity and efficiency justifications are found for the Community’s Structural Funds which are discovered to be carefully targeted at depressed regions, albeit with some horizontal inequities. If Fund transfe...

The Spanish Labor Market in a Cross-Country Perspective

The Spanish Labor Market in a Cross-Country Perspective »

Volume/Issue: 2011/11

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Florence Jaumotte

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2011

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781455211890.001

ISBN: 9781455211890

Keywords: Employment, Collective Bargaining, Severance Pay, unemployment rate, bargaining, unemployment benefits, Labor-management Relations,

The Spanish labor market is not working: the unemployment rate is structurally very high; wages are not very responsive to labor market conditions, causing a high cyclicality of unemployment; and the labor market i...

Youth Unemployment in Advanced Europe
			: Okun's Law and Beyond

Youth Unemployment in Advanced Europe : Okun's Law and Beyond »

Volume/Issue: 2015/5

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Angana Banerji , Huidan Lin , and Sergejs Saksonovs

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 21 January 2015

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781498382519.001

ISBN: 9781498382519

Keywords: Youth employment, youth unemployment, Okun&;amp;#x2019;s law, business cycle, labor market factors, labor market, labor, employment, General, Labor Force and Employment

The crisis has intensified what was previously a chronic unemployment problem in Europe; youth unemployment is now at unprecedented highs in some European countries. This paper assesses the main drivers of youth un...

4 Italian Unemployment, 1975–95: An Analysis of Macroeconomic Shocks and Policies

4 Italian Unemployment, 1975–95: An Analysis of Macroeconomic Shocks and Policies »

Source: Economic Policies and Unemployment Dynamics in Europe

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 January 1997

ISBN: 9781557755780

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployment rate, wage, bargaining

The Substantial And persistent rise in Italian unemployment since the mid-1970s has prompted attempts by academics and policymakers to characterize its causes and provide possible policy responses. The resea...