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European diversity of work sharing as a crisis measure: The experiences of Austria, Belgium, France and the Netherlands

In: Work Sharing during the Great Recession

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  • Jörg Flecker
  • Annika Schönauer

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‘Work sharing’ is a labour market instrument devised to distribute a reduced volume of work to the same (or similar) number of workers over a diminished period of working time in order to avoid redundancies. This fascinating and timely study presents the concept and history of work sharing and explores the complexities and trade-offs involved in its use as both a strategy for preserving jobs and a policy for increasing employment.

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  • Jörg Flecker & Annika Schönauer, 2013. "European diversity of work sharing as a crisis measure: The experiences of Austria, Belgium, France and the Netherlands," Chapters,in: Work Sharing during the Great Recession, chapter 3, pages 72-98 Edward Elgar Publishing.
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    1. Oana Calavrezo & Richard Duhautois & Emmanuelle Walkowiak, 2007. "The Short-Time Compensation Program in France: an Efficient Measure Against Redundancies?," Post-Print halshs-00273367, HAL.
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