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Employment stability in an age of flexibility

Evidence from the industrialized countries

Peter Auer, Sabine Blaschke og Sandrine Cazes

ILO 2003 xii + 300 s. ISBN 9221127168
Bogomtale fra forlaget.

This book starts by examining the state of the stable employment relationship in the context of rapid globalization and technological change. Mass dismissals, high unemployment and the rise of part-time and temporary jobs reveal that work in the new labour market is very different from that of the past. However, the authors put forward convincing evidence that the long-term employment relationship is more resilient than commonly thought. While offering comparative analysis of employment stability and flexibility in 16 OECD countries, this study then provides a detailed analysis on the type of labour market regulations needed to ensure a balance of employment flexibility and security. In particular, it studies the linkages between employment protection and labour market policies in four countries, Denmark, France, Japan and the United States.