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Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Sotiria Theodoropoulou (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book investigates whether, and if so how, the patterns of change of labour market policies in EU member states have altered since the emergence in 2010 of reinforced pressures on public spending ... More


The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Fabio Berton and Matteo Richiardi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The economic crisis has revealed the dark side of deregulation in the labour market: rising unemployment, limited access to social security and, due to low wages, no savings to count upon in bad ... More


The Perverse Effects of Beneficial Constraints: Labour Market Institutions and Economic Performance in Europe

Bob Hancké

in Unions, Central Banks, and EMU: Labour Market Institutions and Monetary Integration in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662098
eISBN:
9780191749193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662098.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter analyses the debate on labour market institutions and economic performance in light of the discussion on EMU and wages in the previous chapters. It starts with a review of the negative ... More


Conclusions

Sotiria Theodoropoulou

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter draws together the empirical material of the preceding chapters and some additional quantitative evidence on labour market policies and reforms to answer the questions of the book: has ... More


Labour policy developments in Italy in comparative perspective

Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi, and Stefano Sacchi

in The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter outlines the evolution of labour flexibility policies in Italy, Germany, Spain and Japan. All four countries have introduced labour market reforms as a strategy to respond to high (or ... More


Employability in the North East

Pauline Leonard and Rachel J. Wilde

in Getting In and Getting On in the Youth Labour Market: Governing Young People's Employability in Regional Context

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781529202298
eISBN:
9781529202335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781529202298.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR

This chapter explores the rise of the concept of employability and how it has influenced policy and practical interventions to address unemployment. It explores how the concept has been understood as ... More


Skill and gender: navigating the theoretical terrain

Anna Boucher

in Gender, Migration and the Global Race For Talent

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719099458
eISBN:
9781526104212
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719099458.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Chapter 1 defends the need for new indicators of ‘gender awareness’ within skilled immigration policy. It draws upon research from feminist industrial relations, sociology, economics and ... More


The Italian labour market policy reforms and the economic crisis: coming towards the end of Italian exceptionalism?

Patrik Vesan and Emmanuele Pavolini

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The Italian labour market has been put under very strong pressure since the onset of the financial and economic crisis. After the 2011 sovereign debt crisis a new wave of reforms started in relation ... More


Towards an employment strategy of inclusive growth

Günther Schmid

in Reframing Global Social Policy: Social Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447332497
eISBN:
9781447332534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The inclusive growth agenda prioritises a broad based, employment centred pattern of growth as a foundation of social development. Welfare goals cannot be pursued solely through taxes and transfers ... More


No longer ‘fit for purpose’? Consolidation and catch-up in Irish labour market policy

Fiona Dukelow

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses recent change to Irish labour market policy which, it argues, has been guided by the idea that Ireland’s policy regime prior to the 2008 crisis was no longer ‘fit for purpose’ ... More


Local Policies and the European Social Fund: Employment Policies Across Europe

Katharina Zimmermann

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781447346517
eISBN:
9781447346555
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346517.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

In the context of an ‘activation turn’ in many European welfare states, the local level gained increasing relevance in the last decades and brought local social policies and national employment ... More


Defeating ‘modern slavery’, reducing exploitation? The organisational and regulatory challenge

Alex Balch

in The Modern Slavery Agenda: Policy, Politics and Practice in the UK

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781447346791
eISBN:
9781447346845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447346791.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter first charts the short history from the early anti-trafficking strategy put in place by the Labour government in 2007 through the changes and reorganisations of the subsequent 10 years, ... More


In and out of work

Morag C. Treanor

in Child Poverty: Aspiring to Survive

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447334668
eISBN:
9781447334712
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447334668.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Chapter six explores the complex relationship between child poverty and families being in and out of work. It looks at the role of employment in lifting families out of poverty and how low quality, ... More


Labour market policies in the era of European pervasive austerity: a review

Sotiria Theodoropoulou

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter introduces the questions that the book addresses. It explains the rationale and motivation of the book with reference to the existing literature on welfare state change and the political ... More


French employment market policies: dualisation and destabilisation

Hélène Caune and Sotiria Theodoropoulou

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

In this chapter explores whether the direction of labour market reforms in France has changed since 2010 by comparison with the previous two decades. It looks into broad labour market policy areas, ... More


Critical Race Theory and Inequality in the Labour Market: Racial Stratification in Ireland

Ebun Joseph

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781526134394
eISBN:
9781526158406
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7765/9781526134400
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

With race as a central theme, this book presents racial stratification as the underlying system which accounts for the difference in outcomes of Whites and Blacks in the labour market. Critical race ... More


Diversity without Unity: Labour Unions and Wage Setting in EMU

Bob Hancké

in Unions, Central Banks, and EMU: Labour Market Institutions and Monetary Integration in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662098
eISBN:
9780191749193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662098.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This chapter explores several dimensions of the adjustment of labour market institutions and wage-setting systems against the background of the introduction of the euro in 1999. It starts with the ... More


The Missing Link: Labour, Inflation, and EMU

Bob Hancké

in Unions, Central Banks, and EMU: Labour Market Institutions and Monetary Integration in Europe

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662098
eISBN:
9780191749193
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662098.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

This final chapter engages with the questions that were raised in the first chapter. The reinterpretation of the origins of EMU and its effects through the perspective of differences in ... More


Structural reforms in Europe: a comparative overview

Chiara Agostini and David Natali

in Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447335863
eISBN:
9781447335900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter provides an overview of structural reforms (SRs) - measures to improve economic growth prospects and the ability of economies to adjust to economic shocks - introduced in Europe between ... More


The Agenda for Structural Reform in Europe

Antonio Fatás

in After the Crisis: Reform, Recovery, and Growth in Europe

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198754688
eISBN:
9780191816260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198754688.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Structural reforms have been part of the economic policy discussions of European governments since the 1970s, but, during the last decade, the global financial crisis has created a sense of urgency ... More


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