Regional labour markets in the 'Randland': unity in diversity

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademic


There isn't really such a thing as regional labour market policy in the
Netherlands: legislation and regulation on labour are applied nationwide.
Examples include minimum wage laws, flexibilisation of the labour market
and self-employment, or legislation arising from pension agreements and
collective bargaining agreements. Various ministerial departments and bodies
such as the Association of Netherlands Municipalities endeavour to translate
national policy to the regional level, while the Employee Insurance Agency
and Foundation for Cooperation on Vocational Education, Training and Labour
Market maintain overviews of the available labour market information at the
regional level.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTowards a cohesive country
Subtitle of host publicationPopulation decline and regional equality of opportunity
EditorsBettina Bock, Henri de Groot, Gert-Jan Hospers, Eveline van Leeuwen, Frank Cörvers
Place of PublicationDen Haag
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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