Rigidity and Flexibility: Patterns of Labour Market Policy Change in Portugal and Spain, 1981-96
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This essay asks a somewhat different set of questions. It is concerned primarily not with labour market policy's effects, but with labour market policy change. Its aims are two-fold. First, it attempts to develop a model that can usefully aggregate and describe labour market policy change possible across multiple sub-areas. Second, it presents results for Portugal and Spain for the period from 1981 to 1996.