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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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  • Tangian, Andranik S., 2005. "Monitoring flexicurity policies in the EU with dedicated composite indicators," WSI Working Papers 137, The Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI), Hans-Böckler-Foundation.
  • Handle: RePEc:zbw:wsidps:137
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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. 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.
    3. Alois Guger, 2007. "WIFO White Paper: Labour Market Flexibility and Social Security," WIFO Monatsberichte (monthly reports), WIFO, vol. 80(5), pages 469-481, May.
    4. repec:wfo:wstudy:27454 is not listed on IDEAS
    5. GAYLE ALLARD & Cristina Simón & RAQUEL MARTIN, 2007. "Capturing Talent: Generation Y and European Labor Markets," Working Papers Economia wp07-15, Instituto de Empresa, Area of Economic Environment.
    6. Toufik, Said & Arkhis, Mohammed-Amine & Oukhallou, Youssef, 2016. "The Impact of the Employment Protection Legislation Reform on the Labor Market’s Flexicurity in Morocco," MPRA Paper 75634, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Tangian, Andranik, 2007. "Analysis of the third European survey on working conditions with composite indicators," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 181(1), pages 468-499, August.

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    Keywords

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

    JEL classification:

    • J26 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Retirement; Retirement Policies
    • J21 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Labor Force and Employment, Size, and Structure
    • C51 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric Modeling - - - Model Construction and Estimation
    • C43 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Index Numbers and Aggregation
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings

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