© 1994

Labour Market and Economic Performance

Europe, Japan and the USA

  • Toshiaki Tachibanaki

Part of the Studies on the Modern Japanese Economy book series

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Labour Market and Economic Performance

  3. Wages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 31-31
    2. Per-Anders Edin, Bertil Holmlund, Thomas Östros
      Pages 33-55
  4. Work and Incentives

  5. Employment and Unemployment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 251-251
    2. Richard Layard, Stephen Nickell
      Pages 253-295
    3. Jonathan S. Leonard
      Pages 296-311
  6. Unions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 347-347
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 373-384

About this book


The book examines the effect of labour markets on economic performance in an international perspective; Europe, Japan and the US. Labour markets are an important determinant of the performance of both national economies and individual firms, as well as employment rewards such as wages and satisfaction levels. Many countries in Europe suffer from a high level of unemployment. The US economy suffers from low real income growth and widening wage dispersions. The level of worker satisfaction in Japan is relatively low despite her relatively better economic performance. The purpose of this book is to investigate these issues, and to provide readers with explanations of these phenomena and the differences in the performance of labour markets in Europe, Japan and the US. The book includes both theoretical and empirical studies of various countries undertaken by leading labour and macro economists, and presents several policy suggestions.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiaki Tachibanaki
    • 1
  1. 1.Kyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Labour Market and Economic Performance
  • Book Subtitle Europe, Japan and the USA
  • Authors Toshiaki Tachibanaki
  • Series Title Studies on the Modern Japanese Economy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1994
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Economics & Finance Collection Economics and Finance (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-59905-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-23614-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-23612-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 384
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Labor Economics
    International Economics
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