The role of unemployment in the regional competitiveness

Martus, Bettina: The role of unemployment in the regional competitiveness. In: Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development. pp. 126-140. (2013)

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By the emergence of the global competition regional competitiveness becomes more and more important. According to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and the European Union, the relative high rate of employment and incomes are necessary for competitiveness. Employment and incomes are very important but we must not forget that unemployment is one of the most significant problems within the European Union nowadays. Rising unemployment rates decrease regional living standards and competitiveness. Unemployment may have many causes. Different enterprises have different reasons to pay higher salaries compared to the market clearing wage. This results in reduced employment and a move away from equilibrium. Higher wages may enhance labor productivity - another reason for companies to apply them. In my study1 I will demonstrate different models to analyze corporate decisions which can be the reasons of wages being raised above the market clearing wage. My main aim is to study the role of the unemployment according to the regional competitiveness. Most of the competitiveness gradations contain unemployment as an indicator but what kind of role has it? Have the employment and unemployment a positive strong nexus on the regional competitiveness or not?

Item Type: Book Section
Journal or Publication Title: Regional Growth, Competitiveness and Development
Date: 2013
ISBN: 978-963-306-222-7
Page Range: pp. 126-140
Uncontrolled Keywords: Munkanélküliség, Versenyképesség
Additional Information: Bibliogr.: p. 139-140. ; összefoglalás angol nyelven
Date Deposited: 2019. May. 23. 09:41
Last Modified: 2019. May. 23. 09:41

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