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Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Duncan Gallie (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The book compares the quality of working life in European societies with very different institutional systems — France, Germany, Great Britain, Spain, and Sweden. It focuses in particular on skills ... More


General Conclusion

Francis Kramarz, Pierre Cahuc, Bruno Crépon, Oskar Nordstörm Skans, Thorsten Schank, Gijsbert van Lomwel, and André Zylberberg

in Working Hours and Job Sharing in the EU and USA: Are Europeans Lazy? Or Americans Crazy?

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199231027
eISBN:
9780191710834
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231027.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This concluding chapter presents a synthesis of the discussions in the preceding chapters. It is argued that in no country that engaged in ‘straight’ work-sharing (i.e., decreasing the workweek from, ... More


Skills and Wages in European Labour Markets: Structure and Change

Michael Tåhlin

in Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter presents an empirical analysis of structure and change in skills and wages in five European countries: Germany, Spain, France, Great Britain, and Sweden. The discussion begins with an ... More


Task Discretion and Job Quality

Duncan Gallie

in Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Task discretion has long been acknowledged by analysts from very diverse theoretical perspectives as critical for the individual's capacity for self-realization in work, for their personal ... More


Job Insecurity

Serge Paugam and Ying Zhou

in Employment Regimes and the Quality of Work

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780199230105
eISBN:
9780191710575
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199230105.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter examines country differences and trends in job insecurity. It is shown that the countries where job security is strongest are also those whose class differentials are the lowest. This ... More


Social Indicators from a Member State Perspective

Tony Atkinson, Bea Cantillon, Eric Marlier, and Brian Nolan

in Social Indicators: The EU and Social Inclusion

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253494
eISBN:
9780191595882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253498.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

In designing indicators for use in the EU monitoring process, a great deal can be learnt from the experience of member states in their national policies to combat social exclusion. Ch. 3 reviews, ... More


The Redistribution of Income

Henry Phelps Brown

in Egalitarianism and the Generation of Inequality

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286486
eISBN:
9780191596773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198286481.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The redistribution of income by way of taxes and benefits has proved to be a powerful instrument of social policy in the twentieth century. The transformation of the standard of living in Western ... More


The Choices for Scandinavian Social Democracy in Comparative Perspective

Torben Iversen

in Social Democracy in Neoliberal Times: The Left and Economic Policy since 1980

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199241378
eISBN:
9780191696923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199241378.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

The chapter has three-dimensional objectives. First, it aims to explain the introduction, maturity, and subsequent decrease of Danish and Swedish social democratic economic paradigms, concentrating ... More


Cultural Integration in Sweden

Lena Nekby

in Cultural Integration of Immigrants in Europe

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660094
eISBN:
9780191748936
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660094.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare, International

The cultural integration of immigrants and natives in Sweden is analysed in this study using nine measures of culture: within region gender gaps in education, marriage to a foreign born, marriage to ... More


Country case study—Sweden

Anders Björklund and Markus Jäntti

in The Great Recession and the Distribution of Household Income

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199671021
eISBN:
9780191750601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199671021.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This is the fourth of six chapters that focus on one country in depth: Sweden in this case. The chapter examines how the impact of the Great Recession (GR) on Swedish distribution of income compares ... More


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