By Mark Baimbridge, B. Burkitt, P. Whyman

Economic and financial Union (EMU) can have far-reaching effects for engaging international locations. This e-book includes a distinct and editorially impartial selection of key arguments favouring and opposing club. the industrial and coverage implications are evaluated via wonderful economists, when the influence upon nationwide sovereignty and the realm of labor is debated by means of famous MPs and representatives of commercial and exchange union organizations. The textual content presents an independent, entire and 'readable' source for professional scholars and a common readership.

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The available evidence suggests that, while labour market institutions vary across the EU, in general European labour markets are much less flexible than, say, the United States (see for example Heylen and van Poeck, 1995). However, many member governments have begun to promote greater flexibility, encouraged by the successful reforms of the labour market pioneered by the British Conservative Government in the 1980s and the growing tax burden caused by social welfare programmes for the poor and unemployed.

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