Pay in Europe in the 21st century

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13 Aprīlis 2014
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13 Aprīlis 2014
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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.

  • Executive summary

    Number of pages: 
    2
    Reference No: 
    ef13881
    Catalogue info

    Atalgojums Eiropā 21. gadsimtā

    Authors: 
    Eurofound
    Algu jautājums ir piesaistījis īpašu uzmanību Eiropas līmenī kopš ekonomiskās krīzes sākuma, algu noteikšanas mehānismiem kļūstot par diskusijas galveno tematu. Kopumā darba samaksas noteikšanas sistēmas nav būtiski mainījušās, tomēr vislielākās izmaiņas ir novērotas dalībvalstīs, kuras ekonomiskā krīze skāra vissmagāk. Šis ziņojums sniedz salīdzinošus datus par algu noteikšanas sistēmām visās ES dalībvalstīs un Norvēģijā dažādos laika posmos. Tajā izklāstītas un apspriestas algu izmaiņas, aplūkojot dažādas darba samaksas noteikšanas sistēmas, un apskatītas algas un ražīguma attiecības tendences (ņemot vērā nominālās un faktiskās darbaspēka vienības izmaksas). Ziņojumā arī pētīts, kāda būtu iespējamā ietekme, hipotētiski pieņemot, ka tiktu izveidota vienota Eiropas minimālās algas politika, un cik daudz un kādus darba ņēmējus šādas izmaiņas varētu skart dažādās valstīs.



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