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The Dynamics of Full Employment

Social Integration Through Transitional Labour Markets Edited by Günther Schmid, Director of the Research Unit on Labour Market Policy and Employment, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Professor Emeritus of Political Economics, Free University of Berlin, Germany and Bernard Gazier, Professor of Economics, Centre d'Economie de la Sorbonne, University of Paris 1 and CNRS, France
Persistent unemployment is recognised as one of the main mechanisms of social and political exclusion. The Dynamics of Full Employment provides a new and fresh approach to the question of full employment in contemporary society. It offers an internationally comparative, interdisciplinary approach to the dynamics of full employment and views the labour market not only as an economic institution, but as a social one.
Extent: 464 pp
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Publication Date: 2002
ISBN: 978 1 84064 281 0
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  • Economics and Finance
  • Labour Economics
  • Politics and Public Policy
  • Public Policy
  • Social Policy and Sociology
  • Labour Policy
Persistent unemployment is recognised as one of the main mechanisms of social and political exclusion. The Dynamics of Full Employment provides a new and fresh approach to the question of full employment in contemporary society. It offers an internationally comparative, interdisciplinary approach to the dynamics of full employment and views the labour market not only as an economic institution, but as a social one.

The authors argue that transitional markets – defined as legitimate, negotiated and politically supported sets of mobility options – are becoming essential ingredients of successful employment policies in modern societies. Social integration through participation in the labour market should not exclude productive activity in other spheres of life.

The authors attempt to enhance the understanding, through empirical evidence, of the dynamics of modern labour markets and the theoretical foundation of transitional labour markets. They also aim to determine which arrangements (via institutional, legal and social security frameworks) might best be able to prevent or relieve structural unemployment.

This innovative and original book will be of interest to both academics and policymakers in the fields of public policy and labour market, and employment policy in particular.
Contributors: D. Anxo, P. Auer, P. Bates, P. Detzel, B. Gazier, J. de Koning, T. Kruppe, N. Meager, H. Mosley, J. O’Reilly, R. Rogowski, J. Rubery, G. Schmid, T.C.J.M. Wilthagen
Full Contents: Preface Acknowledgements 1. The Dynamics of Full Employment: An Introductory Overview Part I: Change and Performance of Employment Systems 2. Employment Systems in Transition: Explaining Performance Differentials of Post-industrial Economies 3. Flexibility and Security: Labour Market Policy in Austria, Denmark, Ireland and the Netherlands 4. Employment Systems and Transitional Labour Markets: A Comparison of Youth Labour Markets in Germany, France and the UK Part II: Theoretical and Normative Developments 5. Towards a Theory of Transitional Labour Markets 6. Transitional Labour Markets: From Positive Analysis to Policy Proposals 7. The Legal Regulation of Transitional Labour Markets Part III: Applications and Policy Strategies 8. The Dynamics of Employment in the European Union: An Exploratory Analysis 9. From Salary Workers to Entrepreneurial Workers? 10. Working-time Transitions and Transitional Labour Markets 11. How Can Active Policies Be Made More Effective? 12. Transitional Labour Markets and the European Social Model: Towards a New Employment Compact Index