Belgium : Selected Background Issues

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund

Publication Date:

May 7, 1996

Summary:

This Selected Background Issues paper analyzes sectoral wage differentiation and labor cost issues in Belgium. The paper discusses wage dispersion across sectors in Belgium and compares it with the pattern in other European countries. It analyzes the data for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development used in the Central Economic Council assessment of competitiveness, underscoring the role of social security contributions and restrictions on part-time work in the evolution of labor costs per employee. The paper also examines trends in saving and investment, and the pension reform in Belgium.

Series:

Country Report No. 96/26

Subject(s):

Notes:

This report on selected background issues in Belgium was prepared by a staff team of the International Monetary Fund as background documentation for the periodic consultation with this member country. In releasing this document for public use, confidential material may have been removed at the request of the member.

English

Publication Date:

May 7, 1996

ISBN/ISSN:

9781451803143/1934-7685

Stock No:

1BELEA0021996

Price:

$15.00 (Academic Rate:$15.00)

Format:

Paper

Pages:

64

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