France : Selected Issues: Labor Market Developments and Wage Moderation in France in the 1990s

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

November 5, 2001

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The growth rate of real hourly wages in France has fallen below the trend growth rate of total factor productivity. The distribution of wage and earnings growth has not been uniform across deciles. A breakdown in employment growth by wage deciles also suggests important composition changes. The development of key labor market variables has been discussed in this note. Microeconometric estimations provide evidence of an outward shift in the relationship between wages and unemployment that is independent of changes in labor demand taxes and unemployment income.

Series:

Country Report No. 01/198

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

November 5, 2001

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451813579/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FRAEA0032001

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

20

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