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Author Mares, Isabela.

Title Taxation, wage bargaining, and unemployment / Isabela Mares.

Published New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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 UniM Giblin Eunson  331.110940904 MARE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 266 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in comparative politics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 231-252) and index.
Contents Introduction : does the welfare state hurt employment? -- Developments in European labor markets : two theoretical perspectives -- The argument -- The organization of the study -- 1. : The economic and political consequences of welfare state maturation -- Labor market institutions and economic performance -- Labor market institutions and monetary policy -- A theoretical synthesis : labor market institutions, monetary policies, and the welfare state -- Looking ahead -- Appendix -- 1. Equilibrium prices and consumption -- 2. Derivation of trade unions' optimal wage demands -- 3. Proofs of comparative statics results -- 4. : Centralization of the wage bargaining system : a comparison with the Calmfors-Driffill approach -- 2. : A quantitative analysis -- Testing the model : measurement of the central explanatory variables -- The dependent variable : the employment performance of OECD economies -- Conclusions -- 3. : Sweden -- Policy developments in the immediate postwar years -- The Rehn-Meidner model -- Wage and social policy developments of the 1960s -- Strains on the system : interunion rivalry, 1970-1976 -- Policy developments under conservative governments, 1976-1982 -- The return of the social democrats, 1982-1990 -- The double sacrifice : wage and social policy developments of the 1990s -- Conclusion -- 4. : Germany -- The wage-social policy nexus during the Adenauer-Erhard period, 1950-1966 -- Wage bargaining and social policy developments under the Grand coalition, 1966-1969 -- Wage bargaining and social policy expansion in the Brandt era, 1969-1974 -- Wage bargaining and social policy developments under the social-liberal coalition, 1974-1982 -- The consequences of welfare state maturation : wage and social policy developments, 1982-1990 -- The aftermath of German reunification, 1990-1997 -- Conclusions -- 5. : Britain -- Wage developments of the postwar years, 1945-1950 -- Social policy and wage moderation under the conservatives, 1951-1964 -- The Labor government, 1964-1970 -- Conservatives again, 1970-1974 -- The social contract, 1974-1979 -- The conservative attack on the social wage, 1980-1996 -- Welfare state and labor market reforms under New Labour -- Conclusion -- 6. : Conclusion : new social pacts in contemporary Europe -- The theoretical argument -- Implications for the politics of new social pacts.
Subject Europe -- Economic policy.
Europe -- Social policy.
Manpower policy -- Europe.
Welfare state -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century.
Wages -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century.
Labor unions -- Sweden -- History -- 20th century.
Welfare state -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Wages -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Labor unions -- Germany -- History -- 20th century.
Welfare state -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Wages -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Labor unions -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
ISBN 0521857422 (hardback)
0521674115 (pbk.)