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The Microfundations of Flexicurity

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Title: The Microfundations of Flexicurity
Other Titles: Employees’ well-being and attitudes to labour market policy in a Swedish and Nordic welfare state setting
Authors: Vulkan, Patrik
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Institution: Department of Sociology and Work Science ; Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap
Parts of work: Berglund T, Furåker F and Vulkan P (2014) Is job insecurity compensated for by employment and income security? Economic and Industrial Democracy 35(1): 165-184.

Vulkan P, Saloniemi A, Svalund J and Väisänen A (2015) Job insecurity and mental well-being in Finland, Norway, and Sweden. Consequences of flexicurity in a Nordic welfare setting. Nordic journal of working life studies 5(2): 33-53.

Svalund J, Saloniemi A and Vulkan P (2016) Attitudes towards job protection legislation: Comparing insiders and outsiders in Finland, Norway and Sweden. European Journal of Industrial Relations. Prepublished January, 2016.

Vulkan P (submitted) Employee support for the flexicurity arrangement as labour market policy. Unpublished manuscript.
Date of Defence: 2016-02-12
Disputation: Fredagen den 12 februari 2016, kl 13.15, Hörsalen Sappören, Sprängkullsgatan 25
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: Flexicurity
job insecurity
mental well-being
mentemployment security
income security
cognitive and affective insecurity
insider/outsider divide
labour market policy
labour market paradigms
policy preferences
Abstract: This thesis examines the microfoundations of flexicurity, an arrangement of policies that proponents claim can deliver a ‘win-win’ situation in the labour market. These policies include lax employment protection legislation (EPL) to provide employers the flexibility to hire and fire with ease, and others supposed to provide employees with a high level of ‘employment security’ (high ability to find new quality jobs if they lose their current job) and ‘income security’ (low likelihood of suffe... more
ISBN: 978-91-87876-08-0
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Institutionen för sociologi och arbetsvetenskap



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