Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in the EU: Concepts, measurements and indicators

Report
Aggiornato
17 Dicembre 2018
Pubblicato
17 Dicembre 2018
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Sommario

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

    Convergenza verso l’alto nell’UE: concetti, misure e indicatori

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Sulla scia della crisi economica, i leader e i responsabili politici dell’UE hanno riconosciuto che per rendere l’Europa sociale una realtà, la convergenza sociale deve essere equiparata alla convergenza economica nel processo decisionale. In questo contesto, Eurofound ha istituito un filone di ricerca per dimostrare se e dove le tendenze socioeconomiche convergono o divergono da un paese all’altro. La presente relazione istituisce un quadro concettuale a sostegno della ricerca di Eurofound in materia di convergenza. Sviluppa una strategia metodologica per esaminare la convergenza e la applica per studiare i modelli in tutta l’UE in 37 indicatori. Tali indicatori coprono quattro settori del dominio sociale: occupazione, condizioni di lavoro, condizioni di vita e fattori socioeconomici.


     

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