The French economy is in real difficulty. This French ‘decline’ much debated by the end of the 1980s, is characterised by a persistent disequilibrium in certain fields. Even if this situation is not as serious as it seems, nevertheless the debate is all the more important since the country, for the first time in more than 25 years, has experienced a political change (Greffe, 1987c, and 1989).
KeywordsLabour Cost Welfare State Supplementary Benefit International Competitiveness Wage Earner
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