Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in the EU: Concepts, measurements and indicators

Report
Aktualisiert
17 Dezember 2018
Veröffentlicht
17 Dezember 2018
Formate
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Zusammenfassung

In the wake of an economic crisis that had a very uneven impact on social outcomes across EU Member States, EU leaders and policymakers have come to acknowledge that to make social Europe a reality, social convergence must be given an equal footing to economic convergence in policymaking. In this context, and with rising concern over disparities in the social progress of Member States, Eurofound has established a research strand to provide the evidence on whether and where socioeconomic trends are converging or diverging across countries. This report establishes a conceptual framework to support Eurofound’s research on convergence. It develops a methodological strategy to examine convergence and applies it to investigate patterns across the EU in 37 indicators. These encompass four areas of the social domain: employment, working conditions, living conditions and socioeconomic factors. It finds that since the crisis, there has been upward convergence in 23 of the indicators.

 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    74
    Reference No: 
    ef18003
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1798-4
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-03-18-486-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/68012
    Catalogue info

    Upward convergence in the EU: Concepts, measurements and indicators

    In the wake of an economic crisis that had a very uneven impact on social outcomes across EU Member States, EU leaders and policymakers have come to acknowledge that to make social Europe a reality, social convergence must be given an equal footing to economic convergence in policymaking. In this context, and with rising concern over disparities in the social progress of Member States, Eurofound has established a research strand to provide the evidence on whether and where socioeconomic trends are converging or diverging across countries.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    ef180031
    Catalogue info

    Aufwärtskonvergenz in der EU: Konzepte, Messungen und Indikatoren

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Infolge der Wirtschaftskrise sind die Staats- und Regierungschefs und politischen Entscheidungsträger der EU zu der Erkenntnis gelangt, dass die soziale Konvergenz der wirtschaftlichen Konvergenz in der Politikgestaltung gleichgestellt werden muss, um ein soziales Europa Wirklichkeit werden zu lassen. Vor diesem Hintergrund hat Eurofound einen Forschungsstrang eingerichtet, um Nachweise darüber zu erbringen, ob und wo sozioökonomische Trends in den Ländern zusammen- oder auseinanderlaufen. Dieser Bericht schafft einen Konzeptrahmen, um die Konvergenzforschung von Eurofound zu unterstützen. Im Bericht wird eine methodische Strategie ausgearbeitet, die herangezogen wird, um anhand von 37 Indikatoren Konvergenzmuster in der EU zu untersuchen. Diese Indikatoren decken vier Bereiche der sozialen Domäne ab: Beschäftigung, Arbeitsbedingungen, Lebensbedingungen und sozioökonomische Faktoren.
     

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