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Unemployment benefits : discursive convergence, distant realities
Martin, Antonio (Martin Artiles) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Centre d'Estudis Sociològics sobre la Vida Quotidiana i el Treball (QUIT))
Fortunato, Vincenzo (Università di Calabria)
Chávez-Molina, Eduardo (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Publicació: Springer 2020
Resum: Unemployment protection systems have certain characteristics in common in Argentina, Uruguay, Spain and Italy: they are compulsory and contributory-proportional, although in Uruguay, it also has a capitalisation supplement. Despite the similarities, they work differently because the context of informal employment chiefly, and unemployment, low salaries and precariousness differ greatly. Consequently, the unemployment protection coverage rate varies. Theories of the Active Welfare State, the Investor State and the reforms of unemployment protection systems have led to a certain modernising language being adopted in these countries: activation, employability, conditionality, lifelong learning, flexibility, which are, among others, words shared with Europe. However, the meanings of these words differ according to the institutional context of each country. In Latin America the welfare state is low institutionalised even almost non-existent, while in Europe it is a diverse institution. Despite this, the four countries share an upward trend in benefit policies, in accordance with the increase in poverty risk.
Nota: Production of INCASI Project H2020-MSCA-RISE-2015 GA 691004
Nota: Número d'acord de subvenció EC/H2020/691004
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Llengua: Anglès
Document: bookPart
Matèria: Unemployment ; Benefits ; Subsidies ; Coverage ; Salary replacement rate ; Welfarism
Publicat a: Towards a comparative analysis of social inequalities between Europe and Latin America, 2020, p. 389-417

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DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-48442-2_13

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