Ensuring a high wage floor in the EU is not just the right thing to do to lift the low paid but is integral to recovery from the pandemic.
Social Europe Blogs
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The good news is that unemployment has only risen modestly so far; the bad news is that hours worked have plummeted.
Peter Bofinger argues that large-scale injections of money to bring economies out of the coronavirus coma have vindicated Modern Monetary Theory.
Algorithmic systems are a new front line for unions as well as a challenge to workers’ rights to autonomy.
The travails of the US economy come amid a politics never so poisonous since the civil war.
Apprenticeships raise the labour-market entry level for young people—but they need to be available in bad times as well as good.
Peter Bofinger argues that regionally-differentiated minimum wages should be considered for the post-coronavirus period.
An NGO-led, science-based scenario shows the European Union can become climate-neutral by 2040. All that is missing is the political will.
Europe needs a green industrial recovery strategy to exit the pandemic.
Why would affluent northern-European taxpayers want to pour money into an Italian economy that is a basket-case? Except it isn’t.
While women appear to be more resilient than men to Covid-19 in terms of health outcomes, that is not the case when it comes to the economic and social fallout.
The Youth Guarantee has failed to deliver on its promise. The deepening economic crisis makes a well-functioning guarantee even more imperative.