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Absence of generalised employment instability in the French and British labour markets


  • Aline Valette

    () (LEST - Laboratoire d'économie et de sociologie du travail - AMU - Aix Marseille Université - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)


This paper aims to enlighten the debate around the increase of instability in contemporary labour markets. Based on the case of France and the UK, we analyse the position in the national employment system of employees, from 30 to 55 years old, concerning their job stability. National employment systems are broken down into four stability regimes created from the stability variable we generate. This variable is calculated on the basis of the ratio of tenure in current job to total time spent in the labour market. Both descriptive statistics of the stability variable and probabilities for employees to joint one regime or another, show the absence of a generalised employment instability for this “central” work force.

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  • Aline Valette, 2007. "Absence of generalised employment instability in the French and British labour markets," Post-Print halshs-00156459, HAL.
  • Handle: RePEc:hal:journl:halshs-00156459
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    1. Thomas Amossé & Olivier Chardon, 2006. "Les travailleurs non qualifiés : une nouvelle classe sociale ?," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 393(1), pages 203-229.
    2. Givord, Pauline & Maurin, Eric, 2004. "Changes in job security and their causes: An empirical analysis for France, 1982-2002," European Economic Review, Elsevier, vol. 48(3), pages 595-615, June.
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    France; United-Kingdom; Employment system; Job stability; Royaume-Uni; système d'emploi; stabilité en emploi;

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