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Feelings of dual-insecurity among European workers: A multi-level analysis

van Oorschot, Wim, Chung, Heejung (2015) Feelings of dual-insecurity among European workers: A multi-level analysis. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 21 (1). pp. 23-37. ISSN 0959-6801. E-ISSN 1461-7129. (doi:10.1177/0959680114523199)

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This article analyses European Social Survey data for 22 countries. We assess the relationship between feelings of employment and income insecurity (dual-insecurity) among workers and national flexicurity policies in the areas of lifelong learning, active labour market policy, modern social security systems and flexible and reliable contractual arrangements. We find that dual-insecurity feelings are lower in countries that score better on most flexicurity polices, but these effects are in all cases outweighed by levels of GDP per capita. Thus feelings of insecurity are reduced more by the affluence of a country than by its social policies. However, affluence is strongly correlated with the policy efforts designed to reduce insecurity, especially active labour market policies and life-long learning, two policy areas that are threatened with cuts as a result of austerity.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/0959680114523199
Uncontrolled keywords: labour markets, social policy, flexibility, flexicurity, income and employment insecurity
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Lucie Patch
Date Deposited: 05 Feb 2016 10:13 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 16:57 UTC
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