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Title:Monitoring flexicurity policies in the EU with dedicated composite indicators PDF Logo
Authors:Tangian, Andranik S.
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:WSI-Diskussionspapiere 137
Abstract:The notion of flexicurity promotes the idea of compensation of labour market deregulation (= flexibilization) with advantages in employment and social security. To monitor effects of flexicurity policies in Europe, flexicurity indices are constructed from (a) scores of the strictness of employment protection legislation provided by the OECD, (b) qualitative juridical data on social security benefits (unemployment insurance, public pensions, etc.), and (c) data on the dynamics of employment types (permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time, self-employed, etc.). The empirical investigation shows that, contrary to political promises and theoretical opinions, the current deregulation of European labour markets is not compensated with improvements in social security.
Subjects:Flexicurity
employment security
social security
employment protection legislation
statistical indices
JEL:J26
J21
C51
C43
J65
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:WSI-Diskussionspapiere, Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

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