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Publications that present ongoing or already concluded research and are intended for academics and other specialists.

Bridging the gaps or falling short? The European Pillar of Social Rights and what it can bring to EU-level policymaking

Zane Rasnača (ETUI)

2017

This working paper explores whether or not the European Pillar of Social Rights (EPSR), an initiative that has been called ‘the last chance for social Europe’, will succeed in filling in the gaps when it comes to making social policy at the EU level. More specifically, it assesses the EPSR’s potential impact on the policy-making process at the EU level.

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What drives wage gaps in Europe?

Jan Drahokoupil (ETUI) and Agnieszka Piasna (ETUI)

2017

This working paper investigates wage differences across Europe. It estimates to what extent wage gaps in average wages observed between countries are related to differences in workforce composition, in workplaces, as well as the types of jobs conducted in different countries. This report also assesses the observed differences in returns on endowments by identifying which sectors and occupational groups contribute most to the wage gaps observed at the country level.

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