Work Inequalities in the Crisis provides an in-depth overview of the effects of the crisis on inequalities in the world of work. It examines these inequalities multi-dimensionally, looking at employment, wages and incomes, working conditions and social dialogue. At the same time, it investigates whether the crisis may halt the progress made in Europe towards better quality jobs and working conditions.
This book offers a unique combination of research, case studies and policy discussions. An assessment of national trends in 30 European countries precedes case studies of 14 of them, in which noted European specialists report on individual enterprises or sectors. The volume's survey of national- and local-level policy solutions contributes to identifying those responses that strengthen economic competitiveness, preserve social cohesion and do not deepen inequalities.
This timely resource will be of particular interest to academics, students and researchers in labour economics, to policymakers, and to those involved in European studies more generally.
Edited by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead, Senior Economist, International Labour Office, Geneva, Switzerland and Professor, Sciences Po, Paris, France and the University of Geneva, Switzerland
Contents: Foreword Maria Helena Andre Foreword Nicolas Schmit Foreword Guy Ryder 1. Introduction: Has the Crisis Exacerbated Work Inequalities? Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead 2. Mixed Adjustment Forms and Inequality Effects in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania Jaan Masso and Kerly Krillo 3. Inequality at Work Emerging in the Current Crisis in Bulgaria Vasil Tzanov 4. Croatia: Prolonged Crisis with an Uncertain Ending Vojmir Franicevic 5. France: Protecting the Insiders in the Crisis and Forgetting the Outsiders? Jerome Gautie 6. The German Labour Market after the Financial Crisis: Miracle or Just a Good Policy Mix? Gerhard Bosch 7. Hungary: Crisis Coupled with a Fiscal Squeeze - Effects on Inequality Janos Koello 8. Italy: Limited Policy Responses and Industrial Relations in Flux, Leading to Aggravated Inequalities Niall O'Higgins 9. The Netherlands: Is the Impact of the Financial Crisis on Inequalities Different from in the Past? Wiemer Salverda 10. From the Highest Employment Growth to the Deepest Fall: Economic Crisis and Labour Inequalities in Spain Rafael Munoz de Bustillo Llorente and Jose-Ignacio Anton Perez 11. Negotiated Flexibility in Sweden: A More Egalitarian Response to the Crisis? Dominique Anxo 12. Crisis in Turkey: Aggravating a Segmented Labour Market and Creating New Inequalities Seyhan Erdogdu 13. Social Impact of the Crisis in the United Kingdom: Focus on Gender and Age Inequalities Damian Grimshaw and Anthony Rafferty Index