EU Sources -Selective perception in Europe Review -January 15, 2015

One of the main findings of the 2014 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review, is that countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection and investing in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis.

One of the main findings of the 2014 Employment and Social Developments in Europe Review, which looks back to the legacy of the recession, is that countries providing high quality jobs and effective social protection and investing in human capital have proved to be more resilient to the economic crisis. In Chapter 1, section 5.1 on a healthy labour market the report says ‘labour market institutions’ activities, such as collective bargaining, and minimum wages, can contribute to the resilience of labour markets to macroeconomic shocks’. The report notes a decrease of the share of workers covered by collective bargaining (with large drops in Portugal, Greece and Spain) and decentralisation of bargaining accelerated since 2007 without referring to the austerity policy dictated by the Troika that can be seen as one of the main causes of this development. 

English: http://ec.europa.eu/social/main ...   


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