The Resource Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium, Jens Høj, (electronic resource)

Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium, Jens Høj, (electronic resource)

Label
Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium
Title
Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium
Statement of responsibility
Jens Høj
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The global crisis led to a smaller increase in the unemployment rate than in most other OECD countries as employment has been sustained through intensive use of reduced working time schemes. These schemes have mostly benefited workers with permanent contracts while the higher unemployment mostly affected workers with weaker labour market attachment. A main challenge for policy makers is therefore to avoid that the increase in labour market segmentation between insiders and outsiders that would hurt the most vulnerable. Over the medium term, labour market policies need to respond to the ageing of the labour force, which implies that an increasing number of workers with permanent contracts will retire. Thus, policies must focus on enabling the current labour market outsiders to get a stronger foothold on the labour market as well as to mobilize under-utilised labour resources. The wage determination system has allowed wages to increase faster than the main competitors and faster than productivity, leading to a gradual loss of cost competitiveness. Minimum wages are high by international standards, hampering entry to the labour market for many low-skilled workers. Unemployment benefits are relatively generous, and particularly for long-term unemployed. A complicated tax-benefit system has created high effective marginal tax rates and numerous labour market traps. This Working Paper relates to the 2011 OECD Economic Survey of Belgium (www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/Belgium)
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Cataloging source
FR-PaOEC
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Høj, Jens
Government publication
international or intergovernmental publication
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
OECD Economics Department Working Papers,
Series volume
no.1009
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  • Economics
  • Employment (Economic theory)
  • Belgium
Label
Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium, Jens Høj, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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not applicable
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
827782991
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 39 pages
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/5k4dl080l5d2-en
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827782991
Label
Enhancing the Inclusiveness of the Labour Market in Belgium, Jens Høj, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
not applicable
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
827782991
Dimensions
21 x 30 cm
Extent
1 online resource 39 pages
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1787/5k4dl080l5d2-en
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)827782991

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