Archives par mot-clé : employment flexibility

Employment Is Not Unstable Any More: Explanation, and Consequences on Employment Regulation

Will employment instability be the employment pattern tomorrow? Many studies support this view which is first discussed on the basis of various statistical studies already carried out. A general trend of employment instability is not proved to be true by statistical data. These data show that different figures of mobility have been changed along with the development of lack of job security instead of voluntary quits. To explain these changes, we point out that the will of enterprises is more ambiguous than arguments on the employment instability do assert.

Ramaux.C, Socio-Économie du Travail n°26 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XXXIX), août 2005, p.1443-1470.

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From segmentation to flexibility to segmentation amidst flexibility : the case of the United States

 Labor market segmentation theory, particularly the dual labor market theory, received substantial attention from economists in the United States in the 1970s.  In the 1980s, interest waned due to theoretical and empirical problems within the analysis itself, and the labor market changes emerging from the “search for flexibility” on the part of employers and government policymakers.  Segmentation still remains amidst the, perhaps, more “flexible” labor markets of today.  The political economy of labor market segmentation is still a useful framework for studying crucial issues facing workers in the United States.

Rosenberg.S, Socio-Économie du Travail n°28 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XLI), juin 2007, p.897-924.

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