Labour Market Transition in Portugal, Spain, and Poland:
A Comparative Perspective
GEMF/Faculdade de Economia, Universidade de Coimbra
This paper analyses the impact of economic transition on labour market institutions and labour market outcomes. We focus, in particular, on the transition process of Portugal and Spain towards a modern system of industrial relations. Analysis of the effects of structural reforms on major labour market outcomes in the two Iberian countries is then used to discuss the case of Poland, with an emphasis on the process of labour adjustment implied by increased European economic integration and industrial restructuring.