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Old Europe Goes to Work: Rising Employment Rates in the European Union

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Publisher(s): Center for Economic and Policy Research

Author(s): John Schmitt; Dean Baker

Topic: Labor (Employment and labor supply)

Keywords: Labor markets; Prime-age employment; Women workers; Early retirement

Type: Report

Coverage: Europe


This report shows that Europe’s welfare states have nearly closed the employment gap with respect to the United States for workers aged 25 to 54 years old. This report was also published in Challenge Magazine, Vol. 50, No. 3, May-June 2007. (IB200609A)