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Why Deregulate Labour Markets?

Gøsta Esping-Andersen and Marino Regini


This book explores the deregulation of labour markets in Europe. It reviews the different national approaches to flexibility and deregulation, and examines their impact on unemployment structure and trends. The book is divided into two parts. Part I focuses on current labour policies and the different approaches to flexibilisation. Part II presents detailed studies on eight European countries. Each represents distinct regulatory patterns and different types of performance.

Keywords: Europe, labour market regulation, labour policy

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Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780199240524
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199240523.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Gøsta Esping-Andersen, editor
University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain, and University of Trento
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Marino Regini, editor
University of Milano, and Director of IRES Lombardia
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Gøsta Esping‐Andersen and Marino Regini

Part I Labour Market Reform in Europe

Part II National Variations

7 The Dutch Miracle?

Cees Gorter

8 Germany: A Regulated Flexibility

Susanne Fuchs and Ronald Schettkat

9 France: The Deregulation That Never Existed

Miguel A. Malo, Luis Toharia, and Jerôme Gautié


GøSta Esping‐Andersen and Marino Regini

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