Institutional Solutions to Precariousness and Inequality in Labour Markets
British Journal of Industrial Relations
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Adams, Z., & Deakin, S. (2014). Institutional Solutions to Precariousness and Inequality in Labour Markets. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 52 779-809. https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12108
It has become widely assumed that the standard employment relationship (SER) is in irreversible decline in industrialized societies. However, non-standard and precarious work relationships often complement the SER via labour market transitions, and are not displacing it as the focal point of labour market regulation. The co-ordination and risk management functions of the SER continue to be relevant in market economies, and the SER is adjusting to new conditions. The SER has a complex and evolving relationship to gender and to social stratification. In the European context where the SER originated and achieved its clearest legal expression, institutional solutions to precariousness and inequality are being developed, the most innovative of which avoid simple deregulation in favour of integrated policy responses involving a range of complementary regulatory mechanisms.
We are grateful for funding from the Cambridge Political Economy Society Trust
External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/bjir.12108
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