Pay in Europe in the 21st century

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 The issue of wages has attracted particular attention at European level since the onset of the economic crisis. Changes in economic governance, notably within the European semester, have prompted discussions on wage‑setting mechanisms. While, overall, wage‑bargaining regimes have remained relatively stable over time in many countries, the most substantial changes were seen in Member States facing more difficult economic circumstances. This report provides comparative time series on wage‑bargaining outcomes across the EU Member States and Norway, discussing pay developments against the background of different wage‑bargaining regimes and looks into the link between pay and productivity developments. It also investigates the different systems and levels of minimum wages in Europe at present, carrying out an accounting exercise through a hypothetical scenario of a minimum wage set at 60% of the median national wage (with some alternative scenarios as well for comparison) in order to benchmark and evaluate minimum wage levels and systems in Europe, and to discuss the possibilities and difficulties of coordination in this matter. An executive summary is also available - see Related content.

 

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    Number of Pages: 
    188
    Reference No: 
    ef1388
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1137-1
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-01-13-769-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/49345
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    Pay in Europe in the 21st century

    The issue of wages has attracted particular attention at European level since the onset of the economic crisis. Changes in economic governance, notably within the European semester, have prompted discussions on wage‑setting mechanisms. While, overall, wage‑bargaining regimes have remained relatively stable over time in many countries, the most substantial changes were seen in Member States facing more difficult economic circumstances. This report provides comparative time series on wage‑bargaining outcomes across the EU Member States and Norway, discussing pay developments against the background of different wage‑bargaining regimes and looks into the link between pay and productivity developments. It also investigates the different systems and levels of minimum wages in Europe at present, carrying out an accounting exercise through a hypothetical scenario of a minimum wage set at 60% of the median national wage (with some alternative scenarios as well for comparison) in order to benchmark and evaluate minimum wage levels and systems in Europe, and to discuss the possibilities and difficulties of coordination in this matter.

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    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13881
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    Osobni dohodak u Europi u 21. stoljeću

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Pitanje plaća od početka gospodarske krize privlači posebnu pažnju na europskoj razini, pri čemu pitanje mehanizama određivanja plaća postaje glavna tema rasprave. Režimi pregovaranja o plaćama, općenito gledajući, ostali su relativno stabilni. Međutim, najznačajnije promjene dogodile su se u onim državama članicama koje su najviše pogođene gospodarskom krizom. Ovo izvješće pruža usporedni prikaz ishoda pregovaranja o plaćama u državama članicama EU-a i Norveškoj. U njemu se predstavlja i raspravlja o kretanju osobnih dohodaka imajući u vidu različite režime pregovaranja o plaćama te se sagledava poveznica između kretanja osobnog dohotka i kretanja profitabilnosti (u smislu nominalnih i stvarnih jediničnih troškova rada). Također se razmatraju potencijalne posljedice hipotetske zajedničke europske politike o minimalnim plaćama te se procjenjuje broj i vrsta radnika koji su potencijalno pogođeni u različitim zemljama.



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