Inequality within member states has become a much debated and researched issue over the last decade (see OECD here and here). Reducing the inequality between member states (i.e. convergence) is a target the European Union (EU) has set itself in its treaties and monitors through its cohesion reports. But what about the EU as a […]
Talking about inequality in Europe brings one face-to-face with a complex pattern of possible issues and dimensions, which can be measured in different ways. As Table 1 shows, inequality exists regarding different characteristics such as income, wealth or life expectancy between different entities such as persons, households, sexes, labour and capital, regions or countries. Economics […]
‘Social Europe’ implies for most experts the development of national welfare states and their protection against the forces of globalization and international competition as most contributions to the present project show. This emphasis has its strong merits as peoples’ welfare depends to a large extent on the growth of their national economies and on the […]
Dr Michael Dauderstaedt, Director of the Economic and Social Policy Department of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, discusses the Eurozone crisis and its impact on social democracy in Germany. This talk was recorded at the event ‘Social Democracy and Europe’s Crisis’, Birkbeck, University of London on 16th February 2012.
Watch Dr Michael Dauderstaedt (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung) discuss the economics of European (in)equality. This speech was recorded in Stockholm at the “Justice and Equality for the Good Society Conference” organised by the FES Stockholm, Arbetarrörelsens Tankesmedja and Social Europe Journal on 14/15 April 2011. [vsw id=”22557929″ source=”vimeo” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]
The European Union, in its founding treaties, set itself the aim of economic, social and territorial cohesion.[i] This aim is generally interpreted to mean that the EU will strive to reduce income inequality within its area of integration. Reducing inequality is, as recent studies continue to show, an important and just goal since inequality blights […]