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Europe's social problem and its implications for economic growth

Zsolt Darvas () and Guntram Wolff

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Abstract: See also comment 'Interactive map- Europe’s social polarisation and the generational struggle' The European Union faces major social problems. More than six million jobs were lost from 2008-13 and poverty has increased. Fiscal consolidation has generally attempted to spare social protection from spending cuts, but the distribution of adjustment costs between the young and old has been uneven; a growing generational divide is evident, disadvantaging the young. The efficiency of...

Date: 2014-03
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