We Need More Useful Basic Knowledge about the Effectiveness of Public Employment Services

by Rita Asplund
January, 2019

This Brief first discusses why policy decision-making concerning public employment services (PES) needs to rely also on evidence-based knowledge about the effects of such measures. It also addresses what this knowledge should be based on to be considered as providing reliable guidance for the impact of various PES measures. Next our current international as well … Continued

Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in the Age of Collaborative Economy: Comparative Report

by Mehtap Akgüç, Miroslav Beblavý, Zachary Kilhoffer
December, 2018

The IRSDACE project – Industrial Relations and Social Dialogue in the Age of Collaborative Economy -, funded by DG EMPL of the European Commission, aims to identify how traditional players in the labour market, e.g. trade unions, employers’ associations, member states and the EU, experience and respond to the collaborative economy. Seven country case studies … Continued

Ethnicity and nationality in the Irish labour market

by Frances McGinnity, Raffaele Grotti, Sarah Groarke, Sarah Coughlan
December, 2018

This study entitled looks at Central Statistics Office data from the Quarterly National Household Survey Equality Modules from 2004, 2010 and 2014 to capture how labour market outcomes and the experience of discrimination have changed through economic boom, recession and early recovery. The research published by the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission and the Economic and … Continued

Minimum wages and the gender gap in pay

by Karina Doorley
December, 2018

Minimum wages are often advocated as tools to alleviate poverty as long as they are not set so high that they reduce employment. Because women are more likely than men to work in low paid jobs, minimum wages can also help to reduce the gender pay gap. This study examines how the gender wage gap … Continued

Profitability of Industries, Labour Market Flows, and Creative Destruction in Finnish Manufacturing

by Mika Maliranta, Niku Määttänen
December, 2018

An often-expressed concern is that new technologies related to e.g. automation and robotization accelerate job destruction and increase the capital income share. We use Finnish plant and firm level data to see whether these developments are taking place in Finland. We sort industries into four groups based on their technology level using an OECD industry … Continued

The Impact of Wage Subsidies – An Evaluation of the Wage Subsidy System and Its Reforms

by Rita Asplund, Antti Kauhanen, Miika Päällysaho, Pekka Vanhala
December, 2018

This report presents the most important results emerging from a research project undertaken within the framework of the joint analysis, assessment and research activities coordinated by the government (VN TEAS). The aim of the project has been to comprehensively evaluate the impact of wage subsidies on unemployed persons’ subsequent employment and earnings, whereby the focus … Continued