New books


Innovating European labour markets

Dynamics and perspectives

Peter Ester, Ruud J.A. Muffels, Joop Schippers og Ton Wilthagen

Edward Elgar Publishing 2008. 368 s.
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

This book examines innovative theoretical perspectives and novel labour market policy responses to Europe’s changing work demands, employment careers and life courses. It presents creative ideas and recommendations for flexicurity policies at various levels and in different social and economic contexts. The driving factors determining the performance of dissimilar pathways in Europe are identified in regard to their impact on the flexibility/security nexus. Key issues in the current European policy debate are addressed, including how innovative policies are designed in the areas of working time, education, work–life balance, employment relations, retirement and migration, how they are put into practice and what determines their level of success.

Contents: Preface Part I: Transitional Labour Markets in Europe Part II: Flexicurity and Working Time Arrangements Part III: Life Course Transitions and Careers Index Contributors include: C. Brzinsky-Fay, S. Cazes, H. Chung, P. Ester, D. Fouarge, L. Heylen, E. Hildebrandt, M. Kerkhofs, D. Marsden, R. Muffels, A. Nesporova, A. Román, J. Schippers, G. Schmid, F. Vandenbroucke, G. Vermeylen, T. Wilthagen, P. Wotschack