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Irreversibility of time, reversibility of choices? The Life-Course foundations of the Transitional Labour Markets approach

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  • Anxo, Dominique

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    (Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO))

  • Erhel, Christine

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    (Centre d’Economie de la Sorbonne, Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne et CNRS, Centre d’Etudes de l’Emploi, France)

Abstract

The article analyses the potential links between the life course approach and the Transitional Labour Market (TLM) perspective. It provides some empirical evidence of the role played by age and gender in individuals' situation on the labour market, as well as of the heterogeneity in course patterns in Europe, using available data about employment rates, but also transitions matrices. It develops the theoretical foundations of the life course approach, and shows how it can be articulated with the TLM framework. First, the life course approach provides some insights concerning the determinants of transitions, and their differentiation by age and gender. Second, it offers a conceptualization of time and irreversibility which helps understanding path dependency at both individual level, and underlines the importance of favouring the reversibility of choices through global policy reforms.

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Paper provided by Centre for Labour Market Policy Research (CAFO), School of Business and Economics, Linnaeus University in its series CAFO Working Papers with number 2006:7.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 20 Feb 2006
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Handle: RePEc:hhs:vxcafo:2006_007

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Keywords: Labour market; transitional labour markets; life course; age; gender;

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