EU Sources - European labour markets and the falling wage share - April 30, 2016

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) published a first Volume of the work of its Young Academics Network. The paper is dedicated to the distributional, institutional and political dimensions of the capital‐labour relation in Europe. Declining or stagnant wages, the attitude of the European Commission and beneficial tax systems for capital lead on several levels to a weakening position not only of middle and lower class interests but also their institutionalised representatives, i.e. trade unions and progressive parties. The authors have calculated the changing wage shares across selected European countries over the ‘pre’ and ‘post’ crisis periods between 2008 and 2016. A second paper is on strengthening labour rights. 

English: http://www.feps-europe.eu/assets …    

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