Investment climate; society, 1990-2013


This table gives a couple of social factors which are important for a country's investment climate. Attitudes towards work are important with regards to business activities, for example if employees prefer a part-time job or have a tendency to change jobs quickly. Political choices influence the scope entrepreneurs have, as well as the incentives to work (expressed here in social benefits and minimum wage).
This table gives information about the development of job mobility, part-time employment, social benefits and minimum wages for several countries.

Note: Comparable definitions are used to facilitate international comparisons of the figures. The definitions used here sometimes differ from definitions used by Statistics Netherlands. The figures in this table can differ from Dutch figures presented elsewhere on the website of Statistics Netherlands.

Data available for: 1990 up to 2013.

Status of the figures:
The external sources of these data frequently supply adjusted figures on preceding periods. These adjusted data are not mentioned as such in the table.

Changes as of 1 March 2018:
This table has been discontinued.

When will new figures be published?
No longer applicable.

Investment climate; society, 1990-2013

Countries Periods Job mobility0 - 1 year (% of total number of persons employed) Job mobility1 - 3 years (% of total number of persons employed) Job mobility3 - 5 years (% of total number of persons employed) Job mobility5 - 10 years (% of total number of persons employed) Job mobility10 years or more (% of total number of persons employed) BenefitsSocial protection benefits (% of GDP) BenefitsUnemployment benefits (% of GDP) Part-time employment (% of total number of persons employed) Minimum wage (euro per month)
Denmark 1996 21.6 19.4 10.1 16.6 32.2 30.4 4.2 16.6 .
Denmark 2001 21.5 16.8 13.4 17.4 30.9 28.4 2.8 14.7 .
Denmark 2006 23.5 14.7 12.6 19.3 29.9 28.5 2.1 17.9 .
Denmark 2011 20.6 16.1 16.3 17.6 29.5 32.8 1.8 19.2 .
Denmark 2012 . . . . . . . 19.4 .
Denmark 2013 . . . . . . . . .
Finland 1996 17.8 12.9 7.7 21.6 40.0 30.5 4.3 8.5 .
Finland 2001 21.7 12.9 10.5 14.1 40.8 24.2 2.4 10.5 .
Finland 2006 20.2 12.2 10.0 18.9 38.7 25.6 2.2 11.4 .
Finland 2011 20.4 10.7 12.4 16.8 39.8 29.3 2.1 12.7 .
Finland 2012 . . . . . . . 13.0 .
Finland 2013 . . . . . . . . .
Germany 1996 12.7 17.4 12.6 20.5 36.8 28.4 2.4 14.9 .
Germany 2001 15.2 13.7 11.8 18.5 40.8 28.7 2.1 18.3 .
Germany 2006 14.3 11.9 11.5 20.5 41.9 27.8 1.8 21.8 .
Germany 2011 14.8 12.3 11.9 16.9 44.1 28.3 1.3 22.1 .
Germany 2012 . . . . . . . 22.1 .
Germany 2013 . . . . . . . . .
Japan 1996 . . . . . . . . .
Japan 2001 . . . . . . . . .
Japan 2006 . . . . . . . 18.0 .
Japan 2011 . . . . . . . 20.6 .
Japan 2012 . . . . . . . 20.5 .
Japan 2013 . . . . . . . . .
The Netherlands 1996 10.4 21.1 11.6 21.8 35.0 28.0 2.8 29.3 .
The Netherlands 2001 21.6 13.7 13.4 15.5 35.9 24.8 1.2 33.0 1,167
The Netherlands 2006 8.3 11.0 13.1 27.9 39.6 27.0 1.4 35.4 1,279
The Netherlands 2011 14.9 12.9 15.2 18.8 38.2 30.5 1.5 37.2 1,430
The Netherlands 2012 . . . . . . . 37.8 1,451
The Netherlands 2013 . . . . . . . . 1,474
Sweden 1996 12.6 14.4 7.9 23.1 42.0 32.5 3.3 14.8 .
Sweden 2001 12.4 20.1 11.0 14.3 42.2 29.7 1.8 13.9 .
Sweden 2006 18.8 11.1 10.8 21.0 38.3 29.8 1.6 13.4 .
Sweden 2011 19.8 11.1 12.7 18.1 38.3 29.0 1.2 14.3 .
Sweden 2012 . . . . . . . 14.3 .
Sweden 2013 . . . . . . . . .
United Kingdom 1996 17.9 18.7 11.0 20.6 31.8 25.7 1.3 22.9 .
United Kingdom 2001 19.9 14.8 14.5 18.1 32.7 25.6 0.9 22.7 994
United Kingdom 2006 17.1 16.1 14.8 21.5 30.5 25.1 0.6 23.2 1,207
United Kingdom 2011 14.2 13.8 15.6 23.4 33.0 26.3 0.7 24.6 1,110
United Kingdom 2012 . . . . . . . 24.9 1,223
United Kingdom 2013 . . . . . . . . 1,227
United States 1996 . . . . . . . 13.9 .
United States 2001 . . . . . . . 12.8 1,006
United States 2006 . . . . . . . 12.6 729
United States 2011 . . . . . . . 12.6 905
United States 2012 . . . . . . . 13.4 985
United States 2013 . . . . . . . . 957
Source: CBS.
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