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Labour Markets, Gender and Institutional Change

Essays in Honour of Günther Schmid Edited by Hugh Mosley, Senior Research Fellow, International University Bremen, Germany, Jacqueline O’Reilly, Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management, The University of Sussex Business School, UK and Klaus Schömann, International University Bremen, Germany
The original essays in this book have been written by a number of leading international experts in the field of labour market studies to honour the intellectual contribution and lifetime achievement of Günther Schmid.
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The original essays in this book have been written by a number of leading international experts in the field of labour market studies to honour the intellectual contribution and lifetime achievement of Günther Schmid.

The multidisciplinary contributions, which cover a variety of theoretical approaches, are all concerned with transitional labour markets and labour market policy in the new global economic environment. The authors first address current arguments and controversies regarding appropriate institutions for the formation and implementation of labour market and employment policies. They move on to focus on the policies and problems associated with enhancing gender equality in terms of labour market integration and transitions. Finally, they examine new institutional arrangements that they believe will both enhance the performance of transitional labour markets and improve the management of social risks.

Combining a theoretical approach with empirical research and a strong policy emphasis, the scope and diversity of this book will ensure a broad audience amongst economists, political scientists and academics in the fields of labour market theory and policy.
Contributors: E. Appelbaum, P. Auer, T. Bailey, L. Behrenz, P. Berg, S. Cazes, L. Delander, B. Gazier, S.S. Gustafsson, R. Haveman, A.L. Kalleberg, E. Kenjoh, J. de Koning, F. Maier, H. Mosley, H. Niklasson, J. O’Reilly, B. Rabe, J. Rubery, R. Schettkat, K. Schömann, K. Semlinger, H. Theobald, E. Wadensjö, C.M.M.P. Wetzels, T. Wilthagen, B.L. Wolfe
Contents

Preface

1 Introduction
Hugh Mosley, Jacqueline O’Reilly and Klaus Schömann

PART I NEW INSTITUTIONS FOR LABOUR MARKET POLICY
2 What can we learn from other countries? Comparative research on the impact of wages on employment performance
Ronald Schettkat

3 Can Sweden’s ‘Rehn–Meidner’ model be put back on its feet?
Lars Behrenz, Lennart Delander and Harald Niklasson

4 The changing public–private mix of labour market policy in Sweden
Eskil Wadensjö

5 Implementation structures for cooperative labour market policy: a bargaining theory approach
Birgitta Rabe

PART II GENDER EQUALITY IN TRANSITION
6 Gender mainstreaming and European employment policy
Jill Rubery

7 Shared work/valued care: new norms for organizing market work and unpaid care work
Eileen Appelbaum, Thomas Bailey, Peter Berg and Arne L. Kalleberg

8 The 1996 US welfare reform: objectives, effects and lessons
Robert Haveman and Barbara Wolfe

9 The labour force transitions of first-time mothers in Britain, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden
Siv Gustafsson, Eiko Kenjoh and Cécile Wetzels

10 Women between labour market integration and segregation: Germany and Sweden compared
Hildegard Theobald and Friederike Maier

PART III INSTITUTIONAL COORDINATION AND TRANSITIONAL LABOUR MARKETS
11 Transitional labour markets and scarcity: a preliminary analysis
Bernard Gazier

12 Managing social risks with transitional labour markets
Ton Wilthagen

13 Transitional labour markets: an economist’s view
Jaap de Koning

14 Transitional labour markets and employment stability
Peter Auer and Sandrine Cazes

15 Self-employment transitions in Germany: the division of knowledge and the future of the self-employed entrepreneur
Klaus Semlinger

Index