Labour Supply and Employment in the Euro Area Countries: Developments and Challenges

125 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2008

See all articles by Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger

Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger

European Central Bank (ECB); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Klaus Masuch

European Central Bank (ECB)

Ramon Gomez Salvador

European Central Bank (ECB)

Nadine Leiner-Killinger

European Central Bank (ECB)

Rolf Strauch

European Central Bank (ECB)

Jarkko Turunen

International Monetary Fund

Jan De Mulder

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Harald Stahl

Deutsche Bundesbank - Economics Department

Daphne Nicolitsas

Bank of Greece

Aitor Lacuesta

Banco de España

Piero Cipollone

World Bank; Bank of Italy

Alfred Stiglbauer

Austrian National Bank

Klara Stovicek

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Almut Balleer

University of Bonn

Kieran McQuinn

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland

Pasqualino Montanaro

Bank of Italy

Alfonso Rosolia

Bank of Italy

Eliana Viviano

Bank of Italy

Claudia Duarte

Bank of Portugal - Economic Research Department

Date Written: June 25, 2008

Abstract

The aim of this report, which has been prepared by a Task Force of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Eurosystem, is to describe and analyse the main developments in labour supply and its determinants in the euro area, review the links between labour supply and labour market institutions, assess how well labour supply reflects the demand for labour in the euro area and identify the future challenges for policy-makers. The data available for this report generally cover the period from 1983 to spring 2007.

Keywords: Labour supply, employment, participation, hours worked, immigration, skill and education, structural policies, labour demand, unemployment, euro area countries, labour markets, taxes and benefits, childcare, pensions, training, human capital, labour quality, working time and contracts, discriminatio

JEL Classification: E5, J1, J2, J6

Suggested Citation

Ward-Warmedinger, Melanie E. and Masuch, Klaus and Salvador, Ramon Gomez and Leiner-Killinger, Nadine and Strauch, Rolf and Turunen, Jarkko and De Mulder, Jan and Stahl, Harald and Nicolitsas, Daphne and Lacuesta, Aitor and Cipollone, Piero and Stiglbauer, Alfred and Stovicek, Klara and Balleer, Almut and McQuinn, Kieran and Montanaro, Pasqualino and Rosolia, Alfonso and Viviano, Eliana and Duarte, Claudia, Labour Supply and Employment in the Euro Area Countries: Developments and Challenges (June 25, 2008). ECB Occasional Paper No. 87. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1084913

Melanie E. Ward-Warmedinger (Contact Author)

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314
Germany

Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)

London
United Kingdom

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Klaus Masuch

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314
Germany

Ramon Gomez Salvador

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314
Germany

Nadine Leiner-Killinger

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314
Germany

Rolf Strauch

European Central Bank (ECB) ( email )

Sonnemannstrasse 22
Frankfurt am Main, 60314
Germany

Jarkko Turunen

International Monetary Fund ( email )

700 19th Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20431
United States

Jan De Mulder

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Harald Stahl

Deutsche Bundesbank - Economics Department ( email )

Wilhelm-Epstein-Strasse 14
60431 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Daphne Nicolitsas

Bank of Greece ( email )

21 E. Venizelos Avenue
GR 102 50 Athens
Greece

Aitor Lacuesta

Banco de España ( email )

Madrid 28014
Spain

Piero Cipollone

World Bank ( email )

1818 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20433
United States

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Alfred Stiglbauer

Austrian National Bank ( email )

Otto-Wagner Platz 1
A-1011 Vienna
Austria

Klara Stovicek

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Almut Balleer

University of Bonn ( email )

Regina-Pacis-Weg 3
Postfach 2220
Bonn, D-53012
Germany

Kieran McQuinn

Central Bank and Financial Services Authority of Ireland ( email )

P.O. 559 Dame Street
Dublin 2, D2
Ireland

Pasqualino Montanaro

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Alfonso Rosolia

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
00184 Roma
Italy
0039 06 4792 3077 (Phone)

Eliana Viviano

Bank of Italy ( email )

Via Nazionale 91
Rome, 00184
Italy

Claudia Duarte

Bank of Portugal - Economic Research Department ( email )

R. do Ouro 27
Lisboa, 1100-150
Portugal

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