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Flexibility and employment security in Europe : labour markets in transition

Author: R J A Muffels
Publisher: Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA : Edward Elgar, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This title presents carefully selected articles that are at the ultimate forefront of professional studies on 'transitional labour markets' and 'flexicurity'.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R J A Muffels
ISBN: 9781847204646 1847204643
OCLC Number: 231834195
Description: xiv, 407 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Labour Market Mobility and In-Work Transitions --
1. Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe: Setting the Scene / Ruud Muffels --
2. There is More to Job Quality than 'Precariousness': A Comparative Epistemological Analysis of the 'Flexibility and Security' Debate in Europe / Jean-Claude Barbier --
3. Transitions out of Temporary Jobs: Consequences for Employment and Poverty across Europe / Annelies Debels --
4. Dreaming of a Permanent Job: The Transitions of Temporary Workers in Italy and Spain / Virginia Hernanz, Federica Origo, Manuela Samek and Luis Toharia --
5. Mobility in the Labour Market: Analysing Career Paths Using Administrative Data / Mieke Booghmans, Seppe van Gils and Caroline Vermandere --
pt. II. 'Scarring' Effects of Unemployment and Non-standard Employment --
6. Male Labour Market Mobility and Income and Employment Security in Europe / Ruud Muffels and Ruud Luijkx --
7. Unemployment and Worker Career Prospects: A Cross-national Comparison / Markus Gangl --
8. Self-employment Dynamics and 'Transitional Labour Markets': Some More UK Evidence / Nigel Meager --
9. Part-time Work and Childbirth in Europe: Scarring the Career or Meeting Working-time Preferences? / Didier Fouarge and Ruud Muffels --
10. Working Time Preferences, Labour Market Transitions and Job Satisfaction / Govert Bijwaard, Bram van Dijk and Jaap de Koning --
pt. III. 'BEST Policy Practices' in Australia, Canada and Denmark --
11. Labour Market Transitions in Australia: Employment, Flexibility and Security in a Liberal Welfare Regime / Stephen Ziguras and Peter Stricker --
12. From Unemployment to Employment Insurance: Towards Transitional Labour Markets in Canada? / Axel van den Berg, Claus-H. von Restorff, Daniel Parent and Anthony C. Masi --
13. The Danish Road to 'Flexicurity' Where are we Compared to Others? And How did we Get There? / Per Kongshoj Madsen --
14. Epilogue: Flexibility and Employment Security in Europe: A Siamese Twin? / Ruud Muffels.
Responsibility: edited by Ruud J.A. Muffels.
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