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