Skip to main content
Kent Academic Repository

Measuring Flexicurity: Precautionary Notes, a New Framework, and an Empirical Example

Chung, Heejung (2012) Measuring Flexicurity: Precautionary Notes, a New Framework, and an Empirical Example. Social Indicators Research, 106 (1). pp. 153-171. ISSN 0303-8300. (doi:10.1007/s11205-011-9800-2) (KAR id:36328)

PDF Publisher pdf
Language: English

Download this file
[thumbnail of CC BY-NC   10.1007%2Fs11205-011-9800-2.pdf]
Request a format suitable for use with assistive technology e.g. a screenreader
Language: English

Restricted to Repository staff only
[thumbnail of SIR for KAR.pdf]
Official URL:


Recently, there has been an increase and abundance of literature measuring flexicurity across countries. However, there is yet to be any agreement on the definition of the key concepts of flexicurity as well as the framework in which to base one’s research. Due to this, the outcomes found in the existing studies are rather diverse, far from reaching a consensus, and can be misleading. This paper addresses the issues by first introducing a framework, namely, the various levels and stages of flexicurity, as well as introducing some key issues that should be addressed when doing flexicurity indicators research. In addition, an empirical example is given to show how the framework derived can be used to carry out flexicurity research, and to show how by not regarding these frameworks one can come to misleading outcomes.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s11205-011-9800-2
Uncontrolled keywords: Flexicurity, Flexibility, Security, Indicator research, Analytical framework, Efforts state and effects
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: Divisions > Division for the Study of Law, Society and Social Justice > School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Heejung Chung
Date Deposited: 13 Nov 2013 22:11 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:13 UTC
Resource URI: (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)

University of Kent Author Information

  • Depositors only (login required):

Total unique views for this document in KAR since July 2020. For more details click on the image.