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dc.contributor.authorAndersen, Torben M.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-04en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:31:21Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:31:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201105306346en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51617-
dc.description.abstractFlexicurity labour markets are characterised by flexible hiring/firing rules, generous social safety net, and active labour market policies. How can such labour markets cope with the consequences of the Great Recession? Larger labour shedding is to be expected and this strains the social safety net and increases the demands on active labour market policies. This paper takes a closer look at the labour market consequences of the crisis for Denmark. It is found that employment adjustment is not particularly large in international comparison, although it has more weight on the extensive (number of employees) than the intensive (hours) margin. The level of job creation remains high, although job creation is pro-cyclical and job-separation counter-cyclical. As a consequence most unemployment spells remain short. This is critical since a persistent increase in unemployment will affect the financial balance of the model severely. Comparative evidence does not, however, indicate that flexicurity markets are more prone to persistence. Crucial for this is the design of the social safety net and in particular the active labour market policy. However, the larger inflow into activation raises questions concerning the possibility of maintaining the efficiency of the system.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5710en_US
dc.subject.jelJ01en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordflexicurityen_US
dc.subject.keywordemployment protectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordactive labour market policyen_US
dc.titleA flexicurity labour market in the Great Recession: The case of Denmarken_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669250333en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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