Institutional Reforms and Age-Graded Labour Market Inequalities in Europe
Title: Institutional Reforms and Age-Graded Labour Market Inequalities in Europe
Citation: International Journal of Comparative Sociology, 2012, 53, 2, 97-119
This article examines how institutional change affects age-based labour market inequalities in Europe. We focus on the impact of labour regulation and of wagesetting 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 agegroups.
First published on June 27, 2012.
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