Institutional reforms and age-graded labour market inequalities in Europe

Dieckhoff, Martina and Steiber, Nadia (2012) Institutional reforms and age-graded labour market inequalities in Europe. International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 53 (2), pp. 97-119.

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This article examines how institutional change affects age-based labour market inequalities in Europe. We focus on the impact of labour regulation and of wage-setting institutions on the male population aged 25–54. Age-graded labour market inequalities within this group of prime-age individuals are hitherto under-researched. We estimate country panel regressions using data from the European Union Labour Force Survey and time-series data on institutional change for the years 1992–2007. The results present evidence that employment protection and the regulation of temporary work affect age-based inequality dynamics, while union strength has positive employment effects on all age-groups.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Keywords: age, collective bargaining, deregulation, employment protection, European Union Labour Force Survey, institutional change, labour market stratification, unions
Research Units: in_Equality and Education
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 12:52
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 12:52
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1177/0020715212452285
ISSN: 0020-7152

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