In nearly all OECD countries, the labour market has been in flux in recent decades. This book examines the labour markets and the institutional frameworks that condition their functioning in four different countries: Canada, the United States, Denmark and Sweden. Through a comparative study of these cases, the book discusses the nation-specific patterns that exist in a world that seems to become increasingly subject to common social and economic development.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Institutional Framework of National Labour Markets
Part II: Labour Market Outcome and Welfare Regimes
Thomas P. Boje is Professor of Sociology at Umeå University, Sweden and Professor of Social Sciences (welfare and labour market) at Roskilde University, Denmark. He has been American Studies Fellow at Harvard University, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence and Guest Professor at several universities. His research is mainly focused on the welfare state and labour market, labour market flexibility, citizenship and gender and social exclusion.
Bengt Furåker is currently Professor of Sociology at Göteborg University, Sweden. He has previously held positions at the universities of Umeå and Lund. His research is mainly focused on labour market issues, employment and unemployment, labour market policy, the public sector, relationships between the labour market and the welfare state and social stratification.