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The Insider-Outsider Theory of Employment and Unemployment

  • Assar Lindbeck

    ()

    (Stockholm University)

  • Dennis J. Snower

    ()

    (University of Kiel)

This book provides an accessible, balanced account of the insider-outsider theory of labor market activity. It focuses on how "insiders" (incumbent employees whose jobs are protected by various labor turnover costs) get market power, what they do with that power, and how their activities affect the "outsiders" (who are either unemployed or work in the informal sector). The book examines the effects of insiders' activities on wages, employment, and unemployment; discusses the associated policy implications; and relates the insider-outsider theory to other theories of labor market activity. The central part of the book consists of a series of previously published articles that have been edited to convey a single coherent account of the insider-outsider theory. Chapters are preceded by overviews summarizing the main ideas and relating them to the book's underlying theme.

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This book is provided by The MIT Press in its series MIT Press Books with number 026262074x and published in 1989.
Volume: 1
Edition: 1
ISBN: 0-262-62074-X
Handle: RePEc:mtp:titles:026262074x
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