The second phase of flexicurity: an analysis of practices and policies in the Member States

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Flexicurity is a strategy intended to enhance both flexibility and security in the labour market and has been on the agenda of public and policy discussions across Europe since the 1990s. In light of the recent economic crisis, the question has arisen whether flexicurity, which was developed in times of good economic and labour market performance, would also work in ‘bad weather’. This research project aims to investigate the implementation of flexicurity across the European Union by analysing a large number of public and social partner-based instruments that combine an element of flexibility and security. This research should contribute to making the somewhat ambiguous concept of flexicurity more tangible, by providing numerous examples of how flexicurity can be realised. An executive summary is available - see Related content.
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    ef1183
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1067-1
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-31-12-454-EN-C
    DOI: 
    10.2806/34673
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    The second phase of flexicurity: an analysis of practices and policies in the Member States

    Flexicurity is a strategy intended to enhance both flexibility and security in the labour market and has been on the agenda of public and policy discussions across Europe since the 1990s. In light of the recent economic crisis, the question has arisen whether flexicurity, which was developed in times of good economic and labour market performance, would also work in ‘bad weather’. This research project aims to investigate the implementation of flexicurity across the European Union by analysing a large number of public and social partner-based instruments that combine an element of flexibility and security. This research should contribute to making the somewhat ambiguous concept of flexicurity more tangible, by providing numerous examples of how flexicurity can be realised.

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    EF11831
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    The second phase of flexicurity: an analysis of practices and policies in the Member States - Executive summary

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    Eurofound
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    Flexicurity, a strategy to enhance both flexibility and security in the labour market, has been on the agenda of public and policy discussion across Europe since the 1990s. In light of the recent economic crisis the question arose whether flexicurity, which was developed in times of good economic and labour market performance, also works in ‘bad weather’, that is whether and how it is implemented in the Member States of the European Union during times of economic difficulties. Read more in the report - see Related content.
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