Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in the EU: Definition, measurement and trends

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Paskelbtas
30 Rugsėjis 2020
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Formatai
Autorius (-ai): 
Mascherini, Massimiliano

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The uneven impact of the 2008–2013 economic crisis on Member States brought upward convergence to the fore in EU political debates. The focus was on orienting social policy towards getting the EU back on track, as encapsulated in the European Pillar of Social Rights. However, the meaning of the cRead more

The uneven impact of the 2008–2013 economic crisis on Member States brought upward convergence to the fore in EU political debates. The focus was on orienting social policy towards getting the EU back on track, as encapsulated in the European Pillar of Social Rights. However, the meaning of the concept was unclear. Eurofound filled this gap, defining upward convergence as an improvement in performance alongside a reduction in disparities among Member States in a given socioeconomic indicator. Taking this definition as a starting point, this report illustrates the different ways that upward convergence is typically measured. It also summarises convergence patterns in six important socioeconomic indicators over a decade, from the start of the economic crisis to the height of the recovery. The analysis finds that upward convergence patterns are unstable and that Member States need to strengthen their resilience in the economic and social policy domains to achieve sustainable upward convergence.

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  • Ataskaita

    Puslapių skaičius: 
    20
    Nuorodos Nr.: 
    EF20043
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-2120-2
    Katalogo Nr.: 
    TJ-01-20-555-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/340977
    Catalogue info

    Upward convergence in the EU: Definition, measurement and trends

    Autorius (-ai): 
    Mascherini, Massimiliano
    Produced at the request of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs of Germany in the context of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union

    Formatai

    Cita questa pubblicazione: 

    Eurofound (2020), Upward convergence in the EU: Definition, measurement and trends, Publications Office of the European Union, Luxembourg.

  • Tables and graphs

    The following list of graphs can be found in the report. 

    • Figure 1: Downward divergence in income inequality, 2008–2018, EU27
    • Figure 2: Upward convergence in the employment rate, 2008–2018, EU27
    • Figure 3: Downward divergence in the unemployment rate, 2008–2018, EU27
    • Figure 4: Upward convergence in AROPE, 2008–2017, EU27

Moksliniuose tyrimuose, kurie buvo atlikti iki JK išstojimo iš Europos Sąjungos 2020 m. sausio 31 d. ir vėliau paskelbti, gali būti pateikiami su 28 ES valstybėmis narėmis susiję duomenys. Po šios datos, jei nenurodyta kitaip, tyrimuose remiamasi tik 27 ES valstybių narių (28 ES šalių be JK) duomenimis.

Šioje ataskaitoje pateikiami tyrimų rezultatai, gauti prieš COVID-19 protrūkį, kuris Europoje prasidėjo 2020 m. vasario mėn. Todėl juose neatsižvelgiama į protrūkio pasekmes.

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