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Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets

An Occupational Perspective Edited by Werner Eichhorst, Director of Labor Policy Europe, the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany and Paul Marx, Associate Professor, University of Southern Denmark, Denmark and Research Fellow, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA), Germany
Examining the occupational variation within non-standard employment, this book combines case studies and comparative writing to illustrate how and why alternative occupational employment patterns are formed. Through expert contributions, a framework is developed integrating explanations based on labour market regulation, industrial relations and skill supply, filling the gaps in previous scholastic research.
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Publication Date: 2015
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  • Economics and Finance
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Examining the occupational variation within non-standard employment, this book combines case studies and comparative writing to illustrate how and why alternative occupational employment patterns are formed.

Non-standard employment has grown significantly in most developed economies, varying between countries. Different institutional settings have been deemed accountable for this variation, although inadequate consideration has been given to differences within national labour markets. Through an occupational perspective, this book contends that patterns of non-standard employment are shaped by flexibility in hiring and firing practices and the dispensability of workers’ skills. The framework integrates explanations based on labour market regulation, industrial relations and skill supply, filling the gaps in previous scholastic research.

A necessary and discernible insight into employment patterns, academics in the fields of economics and sociology will find this book of great value. Policy makers and practitioners alike will benefit from the comparative analysis of rich empirical material.
‘The articles contained in the book are written by an international group of authors and comprise some very interesting analyses, filled with, and enhanced by, empirical data and case studies.’
– European Journal of Social Security

‘The editors and authors are to be congratulated on a most useful volume that will confirm some of its readers’ assumptions about Europe’s changing employment market and will demolish a few others.’
– Citizen’s Income Newsletter
Contributors: F. Berton, M.R. Busemeyer, H. Chung, M. Dieckhoff, W. Eichhorst, B. Francon, V. Gash, A.C. Gielen, M. Keune, A. Koslowski, J. Leschke, P. López Roldán, P.K. Madsen, P. Marx, C. McLean, A. Mertens, O. Molina, R. Muffels, M. Nelson, M. Richiardi, L. Romeu-Gordo, S. Sacchi, T. Schils, K. Thelen, V. Tobsch
Contents:

1. Introduction: An Occupational Perspective on Non-standard Employment
Werner Eichhorst and Paul Marx

PART I COUNTRY CHAPTERS
2. Non-Standard Employment Across Occupations in Germany: The Role of Replaceability and Labour Market Flexibility
Werner Eichhorst, Paul Marx and Verena Tobsch

3. Non-Standard Employment Patterns across Occupations in the Netherlands
Anne C. Gielen and Trudie Schils

4. Occupational Employment Patterns in a Highly Regulated Labour Market: The Case of France
Baptiste Françon and Paul Marx

5. Occupational Growth and Non-Standard Employment in the Spanish Service Sector: From Upgrading to Polarisation
Oscar Molina and Pedro López Roldán

6. Non-standard Work, Low-paid Work and Employment Dynamics in Italy: Evidence From an Occupational Perspective
Fabio Berton, Matteo Richiardi and Stefano Sacchi

7. Labour Market Flexibility in the Danish Service Sector: Same Old, Same Old, But More Different
Per K. Madsen

8. Variation in the Prevalence of Temporary Contracts across Occupations in the UK
Alison Koslowski and Caitlin McLean

9. Non-standard Employment across Occupations in the United States: The Role of Replaceability and Labour Market Flexibility
Moira Nelson

PART II COMPARATIVE CHAPTERS
10. Subjective Employment Insecurity Gap between Occupations: Variance across Europe
Heejung Chung

11. Understanding Occupational Differences in Flexibilisation and Mobility Patterns in Europe: Do Institutions Matter?
Ruud Muffels

12. Non-standard Employment of Women in Service Sector Occupations: A Comparison of European Countries
Janine Leschke

13. Female Atypical Employment in the Service Occupations: A Comparative Study of Time Trends in Germany and the UK
Martina Dieckhoff, Vanessa Gash, Antje Mertens and Laura Romeu-Gordo

14. Trade Unions, Precarious Work and Dualisation in Europe
Maarten Keune

15. Non-standard Employment and Systems of Skill Formation in European Countries
Marius R. Busemeyer and Kathleen Thelen

Index