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Die EU-Beschäftigungslücken im Spiegel von Erwerbstätigenquoten

  • Economics


An analysis of European employment deficits using employment-population ratios shows that there exist unexhausted employment potentials in many EU countries, in particular for older employees, but also for women and in the service sector. If the EU-15 were to match the U.S. employment-population ratio, an additional 34 million people could be in work. The new EU target employment-population ratio of 70 percent would imply the creation of 23 million jobs, which also seems ambitious. While some EU members have reached this target, employment-population ratios vary considerably between EU countries, so that an uniform EU employment policy is not advisable.

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