Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in employment and socioeconomic factors

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25 Septembris 2019
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25 Septembris 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 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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Convergence analysis in employment and socioeconomic indicators (wpef19054en - 25/09/2019)

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    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.

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF180421
    Catalogue info

    Augšupēja nodarbinātības konverģence un sociālekonomiskie faktori

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Augšupēja konverģence ir process, kurā ES dalībvalstu rezultāti noteiktā jomā vai dažādās jomās uzlabojas, bet atšķirības dalībvalstu vidū samazinās. ES ir ļoti svarīgi panākt augšupēju konverģenci, jo dalībvalstu atšķirību palielināšanās apdraud Savienības kohēziju, pieviļot iedzīvotāju cerības, ka dalība ES uzlabos darba un dzīves apstākļus.

    Šajā ziņojumā ir analizētas jaunākās sociālekonomiskās un nodarbinātības tendences dalībvalstīs un piedāvāti iespējamie politikas pasākumi, lai novērstu turpmākas atšķirības. Analīzes pamatā ir 21 rādītājs. Lielākā daļa no tiem ir Eiropas sociālo tiesību pīlāra sociālo rezultātu pārskata galvenie rādītāji. Konstatējumi atklāj, ka, neraugoties uz 2008. gada ekonomikas krīzes negatīvo ietekmi, lielākajā daļā pārbaudīto rādītāju ir atjaunojušās augšupējas konverģences tendences.

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