Labour market research
EMCC's ongoing monitoring work is complemented by more specific research projects in selected labour market thematic areas. Recently completed thematic work includes projects on reduced non-wage labour costs, income inequalities and employment patterns, and estimating labour market slack in Europe.
Completed projects, 2013-2018
- Labour market integration of migrants and their descendants
This project assessed the labour market integration of immigrants and their descendants in nine European countries using the 2014 ad-hoc module of the European Union Labour Force Survey on the labour market situation of migrants and their descendants, supplemented by a literature review. The analysis also covered the quality of jobs taken up by the migrants and the match between those jobs and their educational level, controlling for sociodemographic characteristics.
- Long term unemployed youth - Characteristics and policy responses
- Unemployment, under-employment or inactivity - Estimating labour market slack in Europe
- Income inequalities and employment patterns in Europe before and after the Great Recession
- Do reduced non-wage labour costs lead to more sustainable jobs?
- New forms of employment - Developing the potential of strategic employee sharing
- The gender employment gap - challenges and solutions
- Exploring the diversity of NEETs
- Job creation in SMEs
- Social inclusion of young people
- Start-up support for young people
- Recent development in the distribution of wages in Europe
- Youth entrepreneurship in the EU – values, attitudes, policies
- Pay in Europe in the 21st Century
- New forms of employment
- Labour mobility in the EU: Recent trends and policies
- Mapping youth transitions in Europe
- Effects of restructuring at regional level
- Restructuring in SMEs in Europe
- The greening of industries
- Born globals: young firms that internationalise rapidly
In addition, an extensive body of sectoral analysis has been developed since the inception of EMCC in 2002. This has sought to identify trends and drivers of change in selected sectors and has contributed to the sectoral dimension of the European Commission’s New skills for new jobs initiative.