Published in 1999, Working Europe: Reshaping European employment systems offers a fresh analysis of recent changes in labour markets and the restructuring of welfare states. The analyzes presented in the articles not only focus on labour market changes, but take up the important issues of: * How labour markets have been regulated and directed * How the various social security systems offered by the welfare state are related to the questions of labour markets and employment systems * How efficient labour market policies are in reducing unemployment * How employment is locally created and initiated * How the gender system is related to employment systems. This book is the first to offer a full picture of the restructuring of the employment systems and the complex relationship between employment, the welfare state and concepts of work.
Introduction Part I: Employment Systems and Regulation 1. Economic Functioning, Self-Sufficiency and Full Employment 2. Do Employment and Income Security Case Unemployment? Part II: Gender system and Employment 3. Welfare Regimes and the Gender Division of Labour 4. Breaking the Bundaries: Women's Encounter with the State 5. The Welfare State, Gender State, and Public Sector Employment in Finland Part III: Social Security and Labour Markets 6. Deconstructing Unemployment: Reassessment of Unemployment Measures and Compensation Schemes 7. Life Paths and Labour Market Citizenship Part IV: Labour Market Policies and their Efficiency 8. The Lessons from the Labour Market Policies of Finland and Sweden 9. The Portuguese and Spanish Labour Markets: So ALike Yet So Diffirent 10. Evaluation of Employment and Training Programs in France and the United States 11. Toward a Government of Employment? Part V: Employment Creation and Local Initiatives 12. Local Initiatives as Means of Active Labour Market Policy 13. Labour Market Training and Changes in the Labour Market 15. New Forms of Social Integration Needed Part VI: Work-Sharing and Working Time Policies 16. Shorter Working Hours and More Jobs? 17. Regulation of Short-Time Working in France and Germany 18. Sabbatical Leave Scheme in Finland 19. Work Sharing and its Impact on the Household Economy and Income Transfers Part VII: Concluding Remarks
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