Greece’s economy and society have undergone important structural changes in recent years as a result of the financial crisis and consequent austerity policies that have been implemented. The Greek labour market and employment relations system have been subject to immense pressures, leading to fundamental changes both in the structure of institutions and in the behaviour of the main employment relations actors.
The present volume constitutes a first attempt to appreciate the consequences of a decade of austerity politics on the Greek labour market. Offering a multidisciplinary perspective and building on original research by leading Greek scholars in the fields of labour economics, employment relations and the sociology of work, it will discuss the impact of the crisis and the resulting policies on the Greek labour market and employment relations.
This volume will be of interest to policy makers, researchers and students interested in the past, present and future of Greek employment relations and the impact of austerity on Greece.
Introduction Chapter 1: Power, Institutional Change and the Transformation of Greek Employment Relations, Horen Voskeritsian and Andreas Kornelakis Chapter 2: Collective Bargaining Decentralisation and Wage Adjustment for Internal Devaluation, Christos A. Ioannou Chapter 3: Sectoral Returns in the Greek Labour Market over 2002–2016: Dynamics and Determinants, Rebekka Christopoulou and Vassilis Monastiriotis Chapter 4: Firm-Level Bargaining and Wage Adjustments Before and During the Crisis: Evidence from the 2011 Industrial Relations Reform, Nicholas Giannakopoulos and Ioannis Laliotis Chapter 5: Mind the (Twin) Gap: Job Quality in Greece in Comparative Perspective, Michail Veliziotis and Andreas Kornelakis Chapter 6: The Rise of Involuntary Non-Standard Employment in Greece during the Great Economic Depression, Ilias Livanos and Konstantinos Pouliakas Chapter 7: Unemployment Experiences and Coping Strategies of the Unemployed in Crisis-Ridden Greece, Christina Karakioulafis Chapter 8: Too Poor to Leave the Nest? The Greek Family as a Safety Net for Young Adults Before and During the Crisis, Rebekka Christopoulou and Maria Pantalidou Conclusion