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Prospects for european labour demand

  • Robert M. Lindley
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Abstract

This paper examines the impact of economic and technological trends upon the level and structure of labour demand. It explores briefly the methods used to model the labour market with special reference to demography and technology and reviews the evidence on recent and prospective changes in labour demand for five countries: France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. A distinction is made between the differentforms in which job opportunities arise and the differentareas of economic activity in which they appear. Given the limited horizon of the projections available and the methodological difficulties of long-term forecasting, the focus is on medium-term changes. The findings nonetheless indicate the underlying trends that are likely to continue over the next decade or so.

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Labour Market Economic Activity Special Reference Public Finance Labour Demand 
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Perspectives de la demande de travail en Europe

Résumé

Dans cet article, l'auteur analyse l'impact des tendances de l'économie et de la technologie sur le niveau et la structure de la demande de travail. Après une brève étude des méthodes de modélisation du marché du travail mettant l'accent sur la démographie et la technologie, il présente les connaissances que l'on a sur les modifications récentes et prochaines de la demande de travail dans cinq pays: la France, l'Allemagne, l'Italie, les Pays-Bas et le Royaume-Uni. Les différentesformes sous lesquelles se manifestent les possibilités d'emploi sont distinguées des différentssecteurs de l'activité économique dans lesquels elles apparaissent. Etant donné l'horizon limité des projections disponibles et les difficultés méthodologiques de la prévision à long terme, l'accent est mis sur les évolutions à moyen terme. Les résultats mettent néanmoins en lumière les tendances sous-jacentes qui sont susceptibles de se maintenir pendant une dizaine d'années encore.

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© Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert M. Lindley
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  1. 1.Institute for Employment ResearchUniversity of WarwickCoventryUK

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