The European Labour Market

Regional Dimensions

  • Floro Ernesto Caroleo
  • Sergio Destefanis
Conference proceedings

DOI: 10.1007/3-7908-1680-9

Part of the AIEL Series in Labour Economics book series (AIEL)

Table of contents (15 papers)

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction and Overview
    Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Sergio Destefanis
    Pages 1-7
  3. Regional Disparities in Europe
    Adalgiso Amendola, Floro Ernesto Caroleo, Gianluigi Coppola
    Pages 9-31
  4. Regional Unemployment in the OST Literature
    Anna Maria Ferragina, Francesco Pastore
    Pages 33-87
  5. Labour Market Reform and the Beveridge Curve across Italian Regions
    Sergio Destefanis, Raquel Fonseca
    Pages 147-163
  6. The Wage Curve and Agglomeration
    Jens Südekum
    Pages 203-219
  7. Regional Wage Flexibility: the Wage Curve in Five EU Countries
    Víctor Montuenga, Inmaculada García, Melchor Fernández
    Pages 245-265
  8. Evaluating Asymmetries in Active Labour Market Policies: the Case of Italy
    Carlo Altavilla, Floro Ernesto Caroleo
    Pages 311-338
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 339-342

About these proceedings


This book brings together up-to-date findings on the regional dimensions of European labour markets. It provides a conceptual and empirical study of the interactions between the European economy and its regions, paying particular attention to the issue of the transition of Central and Eastern European countries to a market economy. The topics analysed include: the structure of the shocks affecting employment (regional, industrial, national), the relationships between labour market efficiency and the regional distribution of unemployment, wage flexibility in EU member countries or in their regions and the role of active labour market policies in affecting the regional distribution of employment and unemployment.


Central and Eastern Europe Eastern Europe European Union (EU) Labour Market Efficiency Labour Markets Regional Employment Unemployment Wages

Editors and affiliations

  • Floro Ernesto Caroleo
    • 1
  • Sergio Destefanis
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Scienze Economiche e StatisticheUniversità degli Studi di SalernoFisciano (SA)Italy

Bibliographic information

  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2006
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1679-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1680-8