Adaptation to Labour Market Change in France and the UK: Convergent or Parallel tracks?

Daguerre, Anne and Taylor-Gooby, Peter (2003) Adaptation to Labour Market Change in France and the UK: Convergent or Parallel tracks? Social Policy & Administration, 37 (6). pp. 625-639. ISSN 0144-5596. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract: France and the UK are markedly different welfare states, both in terms of regime hype and in terms of the varying degree of state responsibility for reconciling work and family life. One recent theoretical strand suggests that welfare states will tend to grow more similar since they face broadly similar pressures. This paper discusses the policy responses in France and the UK to labour market Pressures resulting from enhanced international competition, technological development and family change during the past decade. These responses are set in the context of European debates about the desirability of greater flexibility, up-skilling and the activation of unemployed people, about the childcare needs of women workers and about the importance of paid work in reducing poverty and inequality. The analysis shows that trends to convergence are limited.

Item Type: Article
Projects: [13] Welfare Reform and the Management of Societal Change
Additional information: Special issue of the journal bringing together work by FPV project team and COSTA-15 group members
Uncontrolled keywords: labour market change; unemployment; childcare; France; UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Social Policy
Depositing User: Peter Taylor-Gooby
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2008 07:36
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 09:31
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