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Structural Adjustment

Robin Archer

in Economic Democracy: The Politics of Feasible Socialism

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295389
eISBN:
9780191598722
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295383.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Shows that the conditions for a control trade‐off were also met during the period of structural adjustment, which lasted from the mid‐1980s to the early 1990s and beyond. It examines restrictive work ... More


Homeownership and the Labour Market in Europe

Casper van Ewijk and Michiel van Leuvensteijn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543946
eISBN:
9780191701320
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543946.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Increasing labour market flexibility is at the top of the European agenda. A new and challenging view is that a lack of mobility in the labour market may arise from rigidities in the housing market. ... More


Regulating Flexible Work

Deirdre McCann

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

The regulation of ‘flexible’ or ‘non-standard’ forms of work is among the key challenges in adapting labour laws to the needs of the contemporary workforce. In recent decades, labour laws have been ... More


Non-Standard Work, Flexibility, and United Kingdom Labour Law

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This chapter elaborates the concepts that are central to the remainder of the book, namely ‘non-standard work’ and ‘labour market flexibility’. It delineates the ‘standard’ employment relationship ... More


Theories of unemployment and the labour market flexibility debate

Diamond Ashiagbor

in The European Employment Strategy: Labour Market Regulation and New Governance

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199279647
eISBN:
9780191707278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199279647.003.0003
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Employment Law

Analysis of flexibility and employment at times adopts a deregulatory stance, thus revealing the pervasiveness of the powerful flexibility discourse among labour economists, policymakers, and ... More


Strategy and Structure at Matsushita Group

Mari Sako

in Shifting Boundaries of the Firm: Japanese Company - Japanese Labour

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199268160
eISBN:
9780191708534
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199268160.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter is a historical case study on management and labour at the Matsushita Group. A Chandlerian framework is applied to analyse the evolution of the multi-divisional structure and spin-offs ... More


Introduction and Policy Implications

Casper van Ewijk and Michiel van Leuvensteijn

in Homeownership and the Labour Market in Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543946
eISBN:
9780191701320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543946.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Although homeownership and social housing have positive sides, these are regarded as obstacles to labour market flexibility and full aggregate employment status. To establish empirical evidence, this ... More


Whatever Works: Dualization and the Service Economy in Bismarckian Welfare States

Werner Eichhorst and Paul Marx

in The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199797899
eISBN:
9780199933488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter compares employment structures in five Continental European welfare states, with a focus on private services. Despite a common trend to overcome institutional employment barriers by ... 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


Conclusions: Non-Standard Work, Labour Market Flexibility, and Contemporary Labour Law—An Inchoate Reform

Deirdre McCann

in Regulating Flexible Work

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199218790
eISBN:
9780191711787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218790.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This concluding chapter assesses the extent to which non-standard workers have been embraced by UK labour law. It recognises that their integration has gained momentum across the period in office of ... 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


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

Jiyeoun Song

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452154
eISBN:
9780801471018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452154.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

The past several decades have seen widespread reform of labor markets across advanced industrial countries, but most of the existing research on job security, wage bargaining, and social protection ... More


The Housing Market and Europe’s Unemployment: A Non-technical Paper *

Andrew Oswald

in Homeownership and the Labour Market in Europe

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199543946
eISBN:
9780191701320
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543946.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

Three nations are studied in this chapter. These particular nations were chosen because of the noticeable relationship between employment and homeownership observed — these are Spain, Switzerland, ... More


Reforming the Labor Markets

Mari Miura

in Welfare through Work: Conservative Ideas, Partisan Dynamics, and Social Protection in Japan

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451058
eISBN:
9780801465925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451058.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines how Japan's welfare through work system has been transformed since the 1990s by focusing on the major labor market reforms during the period. It considers the limits of welfare ... More


The Euro and Structural Reforms

Alberto Alesina, Silvia Ardagna, and Vincenzo Galasso

in Europe and the Euro

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226012834
eISBN:
9780226012858
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226012858.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, International

One of the arguments in favor of the introduction of the common currency area in Europe was that it would pressure member countries to improve their macroeconomic policy and pursue “structural ... More


Introduction

Jacqueline O’Reilly, Mark Smith, Tiziana Nazio, and Clémentine Moyart (eds)

in Youth Employment: Style Handbook

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781447350347
eISBN:
9781447350354
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350347.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This introductory chapter provides an overview of youth unemployment. In countries hit hardest by the Great Recession of 2008, young people have faced some of the largest obstacles in finding stable ... More


Managing Flexibility Without Security in Toronto’s Direct Funding

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter examines the Direct Funding Program of Ontario's Self-Managed Attendant Services. The evident willingness of self-managers and personal attendants to engage in relational work and the ... More


Toward Flexible Care and Secure Work in Intimate Labor

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter highlights the importance of deeply democratic alliances between domestic personal support workers and recipients that negotiate tensions at the intimate level of the labor process. ... More


Negotiating Flexibility with Security in Los Angeles’s In-Home Supportive Services

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter focuses on California's In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS). At the labor market level, both the Direct Funding Program (DF) in Ontario and the IHSS gave “consumers” the flexibility to ... More


Disability and the Quest for Flexibility

Cynthia J. Cranford

in Home Care Fault Lines: Understanding Tensions and Creating Alliances

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501749254
eISBN:
9781501749285
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501749254.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter analyzes the quest for flexibility among personal support recipients, considering their experiences of impairment and aging and how these bodily realities clash with the value that North ... More


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