Wage Formation, Labour Market Institutions
& Economic Transformation in Sweden 1860-2000

By Christer Lundh, et al.
December 2004
Almqvist & Wiksell
ISBN: 9122021035
270 pages, Illustrated, 6 " x 9"
$97.50 Hardcover

Wage formation is a central element in economic growth and economic transformation. The point of departure of this book is the reciprocal nature of the relation between the economy and the labor market. On one hand, technological and economic change cause changes in labor market institutions, but on the other hand the wage formation system is of utmost importance to the economic development. Thus, the focus of analysis is the relationship between long-term structural transformation of the economy and labor market institutions in Sweden during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

From this perspective, the following topics are addressed: economic change and income distribution, regional wages and the wage differentials in industry, technology, institutions and wage structure, wage formation systems and labor market institutions, unemployment policy, vocational education, flexible working time. The authors are all senior researchers in economic history at Lund University.

Economic History
Lund Studies in Economic History, No. 32

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