Flexibility and security: National social models in transitional labour markets

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Abstract

Aggregate and individual data are used to test the association between employment performance and different ways of reconciling flexibility and security in European labour markets. Particular use is made of statistics on individuals’ labour market transitions as revealed by national labour force surveys. The article compares the performance of three basic forms of labour market institutions: the uncoordinated liberal, or neoliberal one; flexisecurity; and the traditional welfare state model of labour security. The findings confirm the importance of coordinated collective bargaining and of values and trust.
Keywords: Flexicurity, transitional labour markets, trust, European social models
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-114
JournalTransfer: European Review of Labour and Research
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Flexicurity
  • Transitional Labour Markets
  • Welfare State
  • Trust
  • EULFS/EUSILC Data

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