Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in employment and socioeconomic factors

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25 Septembre 2019
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Upward convergence is a process whereby the performance of EU Member States in a given domain or range of domains is seen to improve while gaps between Member States reduce. Achieving upward convergence is of crucial importance to the EU, as the increase of disparities among Member States threateRead more

Upward convergence is a process whereby the performance of EU Member States in a given domain or range of domains is seen to improve while gaps between Member States reduce. Achieving upward convergence is of crucial importance to the EU, as the increase of disparities among Member States threatens the cohesion of the Union by counteracting citizens’ expectations that EU membership will improve working and living conditions. This report investigates recent socioeconomic and employment trends across Member States and offers possible policy measures to assist in avoiding future divergence. The analysis is based on a set of 21 indicators; most of them are headline indicators on the Social Scoreboard of the European Pillar of Social Rights. The findings reveal that, despite the negative effect of the 2008 economic crisis, upward convergence trends have been restored in most of the indicators examined.

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  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    76
    Reference No: 
    EF18042
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1951-3
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-19-607-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/810546
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    Upward convergence in employment and socioeconomic factors

    Upward convergence is a process whereby the performance of EU Member States in a given domain or range of domains is seen to improve while gaps between Member States reduce. Achieving upward convergence is of crucial importance to the EU, as the increase of disparities among Member States threatens the cohesion of the Union by counteracting citizens’ expectations that EU membership will improve working and living conditions.

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  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180421
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    Convergence ascendante de l’emploi et des facteurs socio économiques

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    La convergence ascendante est un processus au cours duquel les performances des États membres de l’UE s’améliorent dans un domaine ou dans un ensemble de domaines donnés, tandis que les écarts entre les États membres se réduisent. La convergence ascendante revêt une importance capitale pour l’UE, étant donné que l’augmentation des disparités entre les États membres menace la cohésion de l’Union en contrariant les attentes des citoyens selon lesquelles l’adhésion à l’UE améliorera les conditions de vie et de travail.

    Ce rapport examine les tendances récentes en matière socio‑économique et d’emploi dans l’ensemble des États membres et propose des mesures afin d’éviter les divergences futures. L’analyse se fonde sur un ensemble de 21 indicateurs, dont la plupart sont des indicateurs clés du tableau de bord social du socle européen des droits sociaux. Les résultats révèlent que, malgré les effets négatifs de la crise économique de 2008, la plupart des indicateurs examinés affichent à nouveau une tendance positive en matière de convergence ascendante.

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    • Convergence analysis in employment and socioeconomic indicators
      Working paper
      25 Septembre 2019
      Number of pages
      149
      Reference No
      WPEF19054
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