Archives par mot-clé : segmentationnist approaches

Cambridge E.U. versus Cambridge G.B.Two segmentationnist approaches facing the 1980s turning point

This article critically looks over segmentationnist interpretations of changes in the labour market structure from the 1970s to the 1990s. Our analysis focused on institutionalist segmentationist theories as they were traditionally the most developed. We distinguished two strains, one grounded in Cambridge, U.K. the other in Cambridge U.S., which interpretation diverge in an interesting way. This will lead us to study the link between the definition of a theoretical framework and facts interpretation.

Petit.H,  Socio-Économie du Travail n°23 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XXXVIII), janvier 2004, p.1-26.

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Segmented Labour Markets, and Job Insecurity: An Application to the French home support sector

The home support sector, considered as a potential pool of jobs by the public authorities, has a reputation for offering insecure and low qualified jobs. From a descriptive work grouping together social partners trying to reduce this job insecurity and from a monographic work on the sector, we have adopted a segmentationist approach to the job market and propose a dualistic reading of job insecurity in this specific business sector. After having shown the multidimensional aspect of job insecurity, we demonstrate why home-support jobs can be analyzed by the yardstick of secondary job markets. On this basis, we then analyze the variety of secondary-market types together with the stakes that access to an upper segment of the secondary market would represent in this sector. These stakes include a possible decrease in the number of job insecurity situations.

Lamotte.B, Puissant.E, Socio-Économie du Travail n°32 (Économies et Sociétés, tome XLIV), juillet 2010, p.1213-1239.

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