Employment Policies Amid Low Growth: Case Studies of European Countries

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Yoo-Duk Kang

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Cheol-Won Lee

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Tae Hyun Oh

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Hyun Jean Lee

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Junyup Kim

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy

Date Written: October 6, 2016

Abstract

This study provides implications for employment policies for the youth, women and the elderly. Korea is currently facing problems with employment, as did European countries during the 1990s and 2000s. In the context of low growth and high rates of unemployment, European countries rolled out various policies to boost employment and employment rates. As a result, the employment rate of the EU stands at approximately 69%, higher than that of Korea. Some European countries have even managed to improve their employment rates beyond initial expectations, by implementing labour reform and related policies.

Keywords: Europe, EU policy, Employment, Growth

Suggested Citation

Kang, Yoo-Duk and Lee, Cheol-Won and Oh, Tae Hyun and Lee, Hyun Jean and Kim, Junyup, Employment Policies Amid Low Growth: Case Studies of European Countries (October 6, 2016). KIEP Research Paper World Economy Brief- No.16-23. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2860624

Yoo-Duk Kang (Contact Author)

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Cheol-Won Lee

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Tae Hyun Oh

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Hyun Jean Lee

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

Junyup Kim

Korea Institute for International Economic Policy ( email )

[30147] Building C, Sejong National Research Compl
Seoul, 370
Korea, Republic of (South Korea)

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