Labour market policies and outcomes in the enlarged EU

Randolph Luca Bruno, Riccardo Rovelli*

*Corresponding author

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We document and compare labour market institutions, policies and outcomes in the EU Member States, for the period between 1999 and 2006. Higher employment rates are in general positively associated with measures of policy generosity, especially with the use of active labour market policies (ALMP), and negatively with institutions and policies which induce rigidity in the labour market. We also find evidence that the relation between ALMP and employment levels is non-monotonic and that it is conditional on the informal institutions prevailing in different countries. © 2010 The Author(s). Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)661-685
Number of pages25
JournalJournal of Common Market Studies
Publication statusPublished - 2010


  • European Union
  • Labour Market Policies
  • Labour Markets
  • Unemployment


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