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Monitoring flexicurity policies in the EU with dedicated composite indicators

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  • Tangian, Andranik S.
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    The notion of flexicurity promotes the idea of compensation of labour market deregulation (= flexibilization) with advantages in employment and social security. To monitor effects of flexicurity policies in Europe, flexicurity indices are constructed from (a) scores of the strictness of employment protection legislation provided by the OECD, (b) qualitative juridical data on social security benefits (unemployment insurance, public pensions, etc.), and (c) data on the dynamics of employment types (permanent, temporary, full-time, part-time, self-employed, etc.). The empirical investigation shows that, contrary to political promises and theoretical opinions, the current deregulation of European labour markets is not compensated with improvements in social security. --

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    Paper provided by Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliches Institut (WSI), Hans-Böckler-Stiftung in its series WSI Discussion Papers with number 137.

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    Date of creation: 2005
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    Handle: RePEc:zbw:wsidps:137

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    Keywords: Flexicurity; employment security; social security; employment protection legislation; statistical indices;

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    1. Michael Freudenberg, 2003. "Composite Indicators of Country Performance: A Critical Assessment," OECD Science, Technology and Industry Working Papers 2003/16, OECD Publishing.
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    1. Gundogan, Naci, 2009. "Can Denmark’s Flexicurity System Be Replicated In Developing Countries? The Case Of Turkey," MPRA Paper 17470, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    2. Gayle Allard & Cristina Simon & Raquel Martin, 2007. "Capturing Talent: Generation Y and European Labor Markets," Working Papers Economia wp07-15, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
    3. Ionete Anca, 2012. "Some Reflections On Flexicurity-The European Approach To Labour Market Policy," Annals of Faculty of Economics, University of Oradea, Faculty of Economics, vol. 1(2), pages 94-99, December.

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