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Are there optimal global configurations of labour market flexibility and security? : Tackling the "flexicurity" oxymoron

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  • Sharkh, Miriam Abu
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    Analyses which types of labour market flexibility and security combinations - "flexicurity" - are advantageous and who benefits.

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    Paper provided by International Labour Organization in its series ILO Working Papers with number 424147.

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    Length: 41 pages
    Date of creation: 2008
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    Publication status: Published in Employment working paper series
    Handle: RePEc:ilo:ilowps:424147

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    Keywords: labour flexibility; employment security; social security; developing countries; OECD countries; definition; labour law; workers rights; flexibilité du travail; sécurité de l'emploi; sécurité sociale; pays en développement; pays de l'OCDE; définition; droit du travail; droits des travailleurs; flexibilidad del trabajo; seguridad en el empleo; seguridad social; países en desarrollo; países de la OCDE; definición; derecho del trabajo; derechos de los trabajadores;

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