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Full employment in Europe: managing labour market transitions and risks

Author: Schmid, Günther Publisher: Edward Elgar , 2008.Language: EnglishDescription: 385 p. : Graphs ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781847205209Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes bibliographical references and index
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Includes bibliographical references and index


Full Employment in Europe Managing Labour Market Transitions and Risks Contents Preface and acknowledgements 1. The European employment objective: How 'full' can full employment be? 1.1 Full employment reconsidered 1.2 Megatrends and challenges to the employment systems 1.3 Employment, labour market transitions and risk management 2. The European Employment Strategy: How far away are we from the Lisbon goals? 2.1 Introduction 2.2 Background of the EES 2.3 The open method of coordination 2.4 Experience with the first five years of the EES 2.5 The new employment strategy: 'Make something new out of the old'? 2.6 Appraising the record and assessing future challenges 2.7 The future of the open method of coordination 3. Comparing the performance of employment systems: Is jobless growth on the horizon? 3.1 A general framework of employment systems 3.2 An analytical framework for comparing employment systems 3.3 The employment intensity of economic growth 3.4 Specific determinants of good employment performance 4. Beyond employment performance: Is the Lisbon strategy on the right track? 4.1 Elements of per capita GDP and its validation as a measure of prosperity 4.2 Non-monetary aspects of 'full employment' 4.3 A broader view on employment performance vii 1 3 9 23 42 42 43 45 47 52 55 64 72 74 79 88 101 121 122 139 151 5. Risky transitions over the life course: Bridges or traps? 5.1 The end of the standard employment relationship? 5.2 On the theory of changing employment relations 5.3 The labour market for artists and journalists 5.4 Principles and forms of transitional labour markets 5.5 Summary and conclusions 6. Perception and management of social risks: 'In the past the future always seems better'? 6.1 On the meaning, perception and framing of risks 6.2 On the methodology of risk analysis 6.3 Normative principles of risk-sharing 6.4 On the advantages of social insurance in comparison to private savings 6.5 New directions for social and employment policy 7. New forms of governance in labour market policy: Are there any limits to privatisation? 7.1 What does work in labour market policy? 7.2 What does not work and why? 7.3 Consequences of transitional labour markets for governance 7.4 New forms of governance: Towards an ensuring state? 7.5 The 'ensuring state' from the perspective of German labour market reforms 7.6 Taking stock of 'ensuring' labour market reforms 7.7 The limits of the 'ensuring state' 8. Managing risks through transitional labour markets: Can flexibility and security be married? 8.1 Principles of managing transitions and risks 8.2 Managing risks of transitions between education and work 8.3 Managing risks related to transitions between jobs 8.4 Managing risks of transitions between work and family 8.5 Managing risks of transitions between employment and unemployment 8.6 Managing risks of transitions between work and retirement 8.7 Managing the nexus of flexibility and security Bibliography Index 165 166 178 185 195 208 213 214 219 224 231 235 242 243 248 252 256 261 269 273 281 283 286 292 295 299 305 314 329 367

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