Monitoring EU convergence

Upward convergence in the EU: Concepts, measurements and indicators

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17 december 2018
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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

    Vzostupná konvergencia v EÚ: koncepcia, merania a ukazovatele

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Po hospodárskej kríze lídri EÚ a tvorcovia politiky dospeli k uznaniu toho, že na to, aby sa sociálna Európa stala realitou, musí mať sociálna konvergencia pri tvorbe politiky rovnaké postavenie ako hospodárska konvergencia. V tejto súvislosti nadácia Eurofound zriadila výskumnú líniu s cieľom poskytnúť dôkazy o tom, či a kde sa v sociálnoekonomických trendoch v jednotlivých krajinách prejavuje konvergencia alebo divergencia. V správe sa stanovuje koncepčný rámec na podporu výskumu konvergencie realizovaného nadáciou Eurofound. Rozvíja sa v nej metodická stratégia na preskúmanie modelov konvergencie, ktorá sa uplatňuje na skúmanie modelov v celej EÚ, pokiaľ ide o 37 ukazovateľov. Tieto ukazovatele zahŕňajú štyri oblasti sociálnej sféry: zamestnanosť, pracovné podmienky, životné podmienky a sociálnoekonomické faktory.

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