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Drivers of labour force participation in Belgium

In Belgium, the activity rate for almost all age segments is below the average for the three neighbouring countries. Even within the 25-to-54 year-old group, where labour market participation is at its highest, there is a wide individual distribution, notably by gender and level of education. The article also quantifies the manpower reserve for the country’s three Regions.

Low wage growth in the euro area: main conclusions from the ESCB Wage Expert Group with a focus on Belgium

Wage growth in both the euro area and Belgium is generally associated with the economic cycle, but this link has become more tenuous in recent years. In Belgium, wage formation is highly institutionalised. The wage moderation measures applied over the last few years have inevitably contributed to the moderate wage growth.

Is job polarisation accompanied by wage polarisation?

Does job polarisation imply wage polarisation? And where does Belgium stand?

Linear reduction in employers' contributions

Working Paper N° 81

Labour flows in Belgium

Working Paper N° 162

Does Education Raise Productivity and Wages Equally? The Moderating Roles of Age, Gender and Industry

Working Paper N° 281

Misalignment of productivity and wages across regions? Evidence from Belgian matched panel data

Working Paper N° 300

Better understanding the upward trend in the number of disability insurance claimants

The number of workers on invalidity benefits has increased in Belgium over the past twenty years. How can we quantify the importance of the various factors determining that increase (ageing, labour market participation, health, etc.)?

Socioeconomic transitions on the labour market: a European benchmarking exercise

How is the probability of losing or finding a job in Belgium changing, when compared with its main European partners? What are the determining factors at play?

The social balance sheet 2007