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Regulating the Risk of Unemployment: National Adaptations to Post-Industrial Labour Markets in Europe

Jochen Clasen and Daniel Clegg


In recent decades, the share of service employment has increased greatly across Europe, fundamentally changing the structure of European labour markets and the nature of the economic risks that individual workers face. This book explores how far reforms to unemployment protection systems, which were introduced and consolidated in a very different labour market context, are responding to the particular challenges of post-industrial labour markets. It argues that adapting traditional systems of unemployment protection to the risk profiles of service-based economies requires a profound policy rea ... More

Keywords: unemployment protection, post-industrial labour markets, economic risk, institutional change, welfare state, comparative analysis

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199592296
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592296.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jochen Clasen, editor
Professor of Comparative Social Policy, University of Edinburgh

Daniel Clegg, editor
Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Edinburgh

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