Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in the EU: Concepts, measurements and indicators

Report
Actualizado
17 Diciembre 2018
Publicado
17 Diciembre 2018
Formatos
Executive summary in 22 languages

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Resumen

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.

    Available formats

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    ef180031
    Catalogue info

    Convergencia al alza en la UE: Conceptos, medidas e indicadores

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Tras la crisis económica, los líderes de la UE y los legisladores han reconocido que, para que la Europa social sea una realidad, la convergencia social debe estar en pie de igualdad con la convergencia económica en la elaboración de las políticas. En este contexto, Eurofound ha establecido una línea de investigación para demostrar si las tendencias socioeconómicas convergen o divergen de un país a otro y dónde lo hacen. El presente informe establece un marco conceptual para apoyar la investigación de Eurofound sobre la convergencia. Elabora una estrategia metodológica para examinar la convergencia y la aplica para investigar los patrones en toda la UE en 37 indicadores. Estos abarcan cuatro áreas del ámbito social: empleo, condiciones de trabajo, condiciones de vida y factores socioeconómicos.

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