Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in the EU: Concepts, measurements and indicators

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Bijgewerkt
17 december 2018
Gepubliceerd
17 december 2018
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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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

    Opwaartse convergentie in de EU: concepten, metingen en indicatoren

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    In de nasleep van de economische crisis zijn de leiders en beleidsmakers van de EU gaan inzien dat, als men een sociaal Europa wil verwezenlijken, sociale convergentie en economische convergentie in de beleidsvorming op gelijke voet moeten staan. Daarom heeft Eurofound een onderzoek opgezet om aan te tonen of en waar de sociaaleconomische trends in de verschillende landen zich naar elkaar toe bewegen (convergeren) dan wel uiteenlopen (divergeren). In dit rapport wordt een conceptueel kader vastgesteld dat het onderzoek van Eurofound naar convergentie ondersteunt. Er is een methodologische strategie ontwikkeld om onderzoek te doen naar convergentie en deze wordt toegepast om in de hele EU patronen te bestuderen voor 37 indicatoren. Deze omvatten vier maatschappelijke gebieden: werkgelegenheid, arbeidsomstandigheden, levensomstandigheden en sociaaleconomische factoren.

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