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Labour Market Regimes Under Threat? Sources of Continuity in Germany, Britain, and Sweden

Stewart Wood

in The New Politics of the Welfare State

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297567
eISBN:
9780191600104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297564.003.0013
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

In this third of three chapters on the distinctive policy dynamics of particular areas of social provision, Wood looks at labour market regimes in Germany, Britain, and Sweden. The theoretical ... More


The Dynamics of Labour Market Reform in European Countries

Manuela Samek Lodovici

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter compares the patterns of labour market regulation in European countries. The approach followed by most countries was the introduction of selective changes that did not completely ... More


Going Different Ways: Labour Market Policy in Denmark and Sweden

Anders Björklund

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines labour market reforms in Denmark and Sweden in the 1990s. It focuses on the changes in unemployment benefits, the wage bargaining system, employment protection legislation, ... More


Conclusion

John Knight and Lina Song

in Towards a Labour Market in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245277
eISBN:
9780191602207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245274.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter presents a synthesis of the conclusions of the preceding chapters in this book. It explores how Chinese labour market reform has changed the allocation and renumeration of labour, and ... More


The Dutch Miracle?

Cees Gorter

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines labour market reforms in the Netherlands. Deregulation and flexibilisation measures since 1980 have not influenced the degree of employment protection or wage flexibility. ... More


River Crossing or Cold Bath? Deregulation and Employment in Britain in the 1980s and 1990s

Simon Deakin and Hannah Reed

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the impact of labour market reforms on the structure of employment and unemployment in Britain. It argues that although the British experience is one of growing employment, this ... More


France: The Deregulation That Never Existed

Miguel A. Malo, Luis Toharia, and Jerôme Gautié

in Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240524
eISBN:
9780191599187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240523.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Labour market reform in France has been very weak. Although measures such as the easing of fixed-term contracts and elimination of administrative authorisation for dismissals in 1986 were followed by ... More


Korea: Liberalization for All, Except for Chaebŏl Workers

Jiyeoun Song

in Inequality in the Workplace: Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452154
eISBN:
9780801471018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452154.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter analyzes how the small proportion of the workforce covered by employment protection—as well as decentralized industrial relations based on large chaebŏl unions—have shaped the political ... More


Introduction

Jiyeoun Song

in Inequality in the Workplace: Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452154
eISBN:
9780801471018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452154.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of labor market reform. In times of economic crisis, policy makers undertake labor market reform in order to bring forth rapid economic turnarounds, yet ... More


Japan: Liberalization for Outsiders, Protection for Insiders

Jiyeoun Song

in Inequality in the Workplace: Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452154
eISBN:
9780801471018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452154.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines the political processes and outcomes of Japan's labor market reform over the past two decades. During this time, Japan has adopted more market-oriented principles in the labor ... More


Increasing Wage Inequality

John Knight and Lina Song

in Towards a Labour Market in China

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2005
ISBN:
9780199245277
eISBN:
9780191602207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199245274.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines wage inequality in urban China. Increased wage discrimination against women and minorities was observed in favour of Communist Party members. The market forces operating in the ... More


Germany: moving towards integration whilst maintaining segmentation

Irene Dingeldey

in Regulating the Risk of Unemployment: National Adaptations to Post-Industrial Labour Markets in Europe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199592296
eISBN:
9780191731471
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592296.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The German case study confirms the trend of integration. Benefit homogenization occurred as a three-tier support system was replaced by a two-tier system, covering the vast majority of jobless ... More


The Politics of Labor Market Reform in Hard Times

Jiyeoun Song

in Inequality in the Workplace: Labor Market Reform in Japan and Korea

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452154
eISBN:
9780801471018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452154.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter focuses on the institutional arrangements of the labor market to explain the political process and outcome of labor market reform. Under the institutionalized practices of employment ... More


What Problems Can Dollarization Solve?

Barry Eichengreen

in The Dollarization Debate

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195155358
eISBN:
9780199832989
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195155351.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

This chapter examines the impact of dollarization on the pace of fiscal, financial, and labour market reform. It argues that despite the existence of theoretical models, and evidence from countries ... More


The Deregulatory Face of Labor Reform

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the deregulatory aspect of labor reform, especially during the years leading up to and during the regional financial crisis of the late 1990s. During the 1990s, China, Korea, ... More


Trade Reforms, Labour Market Reforms, Informal Wages, and Poverty

Sugata Marjit and Saibal Kar

in The Outsiders: Economic Reform and Informal Labour in a Developing Economy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198071495
eISBN:
9780199081257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198071495.003.0009
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the connection between trade liberalization and poverty reduction, with a particular focus on informal sector workers in cities and towns of the developing world. More ... More


The Reregulatory Face of Labor Reform: Institutionalization, Social Compensation, and Developmental Augmentation

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the reregulatory face of labor market reform by focusing on social accommodation as it relates to labor markets and social policy. More specifically, it considers how Asian ... More


Insider-Outsider Dynamics and the Reform of Job Security Legislation

Johan B. Davidsson and Patrick Emmenegger

in The Politics of the New Welfare State

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199645244
eISBN:
9780191745119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645244.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy, Comparative Politics

This chapter analyses the development of dualised labour markets consisting of insiders in standard employment relationships and outsiders in non-standard employment. Existing research has explained ... More


Dismissal and Labor Turnover

Scott Wilson

in Remade in China: Foreign Investors and Institutional Change in China

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195388312
eISBN:
9780199852536
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388312.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter looks at two other crucial aspects of employment: hiring and retention/dismissal practices. It also explores how foreign investors from Japan and the United States have affected the ... More


Compromising Economic and Social Agendas

Frederic C. Deyo

in Reforming Asian Labor Systems: Economic Tensions and Worker Dissent

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450518
eISBN:
9780801463945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450518.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter examines the tensions and instabilities associated with economic reform policies and how they have influenced the policies and institutional strategies of ruling groups in China, South ... More


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