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The Inter-generational costs of flexicurity, labour market transitions of young workers in nordic and southern european countries
Madsen, Per K. (Aalborg University. Centre for Labour Market Research)
Molina Romo, Óscar (Institut d'Estudis del Treball)
Møller-Pedersen, Jesper (National Research Centre for the working Environment)
Lozano, Mariona (Institut d'Estudis del Treball)

Data: 2012
Descripció: 39 p.
Resum: The economic crisis has revived the interest on the increasingly vulnerable position of youth in the labour market. In this paper we analyze flexicurity policies in the Nordic and in Southern European countries in the period previous to the crisis and explore whether they contribute to explain this trend and differences across countries. First of all, it is argued how the disadvantaged position of this group in the labour market has long-running causes and is not just the consequence of deterioration in labour market conditions as a result of the crisis. Labour market policies under the flexicurity umbrella haven’t been able to mitigate the increasing dualization of many EU labour markets. This also applies to young workers that are more exposed to the flexibility envisaged under this paradigm and in many countries less protected by the compensating security measures. However, the analysis shows how the crisis is widening the gap between countries in the degree and form of uncertainty facing young workers. Those in countries with labour market policies closer to the flexicurity paradigm perform better before and after the crisis compared to countries with institutional configurations far from the flexicurity ideal-type. It is finally argued how record youth unemployment jeopardises the sustainability of welfare state arrangements across European Social models and poses serious challenges to social cohesion.
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/FP7/225301
Drets: Tots els drets reservats
Llengua: Anglès
Document: report
Matèria: Mercat de treball ; Unió Europea, Països de la ; Joves ; Treball ; Labour market ; Flexicurity ; Young workers

39 p, 887.6 KB

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