AIEL Series in Labour Economics

The Labour Market Impact of the EU Enlargement

A New Regional Geography of Europe?

Editors: Caroleo, Floro Ernesto, Pastore, Francesco (Eds.)

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About this book

Until recently, regional labour market imbalances were considered transitory phenomena, a consequence of state failure in generating distorted investment incentives in depressed regions as well as of excessive labour market rigidities. Labour mobility and wage flexibility were at the core of the debate over the causes of and cures for regional labour market imbalances. This book bears witness to the changed perspective of research on these issues. In the recent literature, internal labour migration is depicted as a cause of further divergence between advanced and backward regions, as higher returns on human and physical capital are expected to be paid in those regions where these factors are already concentrated.

The book contributes to the debate by presenting important new findings on: a) the reasons why structural change in some sectors causes a slump in some regions, but not in others; b) the extent to which poverty traps explain regional imbalances as compared to such other alternative factors as spatial dependence and nonlinearity in growth behaviour; c) the degree of convergence across EU countries and regions; d) the role of labour mobility in reducing/increasing regional labour market imbalances, in particular in Central and Eastern Europe; e) and the role of an active labour market policy and child care facilities in alleviating the hardship of the weakest segments of the population.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“This book deals with a highly topical issue: various labour market impacts of the recent EU enlargement. The book consists of a number of research papers that were originally presented at a seminar. … the book provides several important new insights about structural change and regional labour markets in Europe. I can recommend it to anyone who is interested in regional labour market analysis with a European focus.” (Petri Böckerman, Journal of Economic Geography, Vol. 12 (4), July, 2012)

“This book collects a number of thought-provoking papers and raises important policy-relevant issues with respect to structural change, convergence, labour mobility and regional labour market policy in the EU that are likely to inspire further research. Furthermore readers … will find the literature surveys both in the review and in most of the research papers useful.” (Peter Huber, Scienze Regionali, Vol. 11 (2), 2012)

“The book’s chapters (essays) are able to capture the main issues under discussion, while also providing a comprehensive set of theoretical and econometric methodologies used in the field of contemporary regional economic research. … The book is useful to all academics, university students of economics - especially labor economics - as well as bureaucrats in international organizations and policy makers and union members interested in these themes. Thus, they can broaden and enrich their knowledge of such important issues of the day.” (Alka Obadić, Croatian Economic Survey, Vol. 13 (1), April, 2011)


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Caroleo, Floro Ernesto (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Structural Change and Labour Reallocation Across Regions: A Review of the Literature

    Caroleo, Floro Ernesto (et al.)

    Pages 17-47

  • Organized Labour and Restructuring: Coal Mines in the Czech Republic and Romania

    Bruha, Jan (et al.)

    Pages 49-72

  • Labour Productivity Polarization Across Western European Regions: Threshold Effects Versus Neighbourhood Effects

    Basile, Roberto

    Pages 75-97

  • Transition, Regional Features, Growth and Labour Market Dynamics

    Marelli, Enrico (et al.)

    Pages 99-147

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eBook $129.00
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Hardcover $169.00
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Softcover $169.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-7908-2820-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Labour Market Impact of the EU Enlargement
Book Subtitle
A New Regional Geography of Europe?
Editors
  • Floro Ernesto Caroleo
  • Francesco Pastore
Series Title
AIEL Series in Labour Economics
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Physica-Verlag Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-7908-2164-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-7908-2164-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2163-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-7908-2820-7
Series ISSN
1863-916X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 342
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations
Topics