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Labour Market Research: The supremacy of neoclassical economic theory

  • Rudi Wielers
  • Joop Schippers
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Abstract

In this chapter we describe the state of the art in Dutch labour market research. Our main interest is in the paradigm (Kuhn 1970) used in contributions from economics and sociology. A paradigm consists of elementary theories, a methodology and a view on the cumulation of research, which scientists test and develop within their own field. It offers a cognitive framework for the recognition of a problem and for the appreciation of the results of empirical research. A paradigm may also extend beyond scientific research to influence laymen and policy makers.

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Labour Market Minimum Wage Trade Union Wage Differential Price Mechanism 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudi Wielers
    • 2
  • Joop Schippers
    • 1
  1. 1.University of UtrechtUtrechtThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Erasmus University of RotterdamRotterdamThe Netherlands

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