International Journal of Manpower: Volume 38 Issue 7


An interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics

Table of contents - Special Issue: Labor adjustment in the European economic area during the Great Recession

Guest Editors: Martin Kahanec, Martin Suster, Klaus F. Zimmermann

Labour market fluctuations in GIPS – shocks vs adjustments

Marek Antosiewicz, Piotr Lewandowski

The purpose of this paper is to identify factors behind cyclical fluctuations and differences in adjustments to shocks in Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain (GIPS) and a reference…

Some surprising facts about working time accounts and the business cycle in Germany

Almut Balleer, Britta Gehrke, Christian Merkl

Working time accounts (WTAs) allow firms to smooth hours worked over time. The purpose of this paper is to analyze whether this increase in flexibility has also affected how firms…

European labor market integration: what the experts think

Annabelle Krause, Ulf Rinne, Klaus F. Zimmermann

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the current state of the single European labor market (SELM), its related risks and opportunities, and identify useful measures for…

New job matches and their stability before and during the crisis

Amparo Nagore García, Arthur van Soest

Using administrative data from the Spanish Social Security Administration, the purpose of this paper is to analyse the nature and stability of job matches starting during the…

How immigrants helped EU labor markets to adjust during the Great Recession

Martin Kahanec, Martin Guzi

The economic literature starting with Borjas (2001) suggests that immigrants are more flexible than natives in responding to changing sectoral, occupational and spatial shortages…

Great Recession impact on European labor markets integration: cluster analyses

Helene Syed Zwick, Sarfaraz Ali Shah Syed

The purpose of this paper is to assess the impact of the Great Recession (2008-2014) on the labor market profiles and integration process in the European Union (EU26) and in the…

Job separation rates of immigrants and natives in the UK during the Great Recession

Dafni Papoutsaki

The purpose of this paper is to assess the probability of job separations of immigrants and natives in the UK before and during the economic crisis of 2008.

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