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Working Profiles and Employment Regimes in European Panel Perspective

Muffels, Ruud and Fouarge, Didier (2001): Working Profiles and Employment Regimes in European Panel Perspective. Published in: Schmoller's Jahrbuch , Vol. 122, No. 1 : pp. 85-111.


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Using longitudinal information on labour market participation we analyse the dynamics of unemployment in Europe. We focus in particular on individuals with a poor attachment to the labour market. The countries under scrutiny are clustered into four ideal-typical welfare regimes. Overall, a remarkable stability with respect to permanent employment is observed. But on the other end, there also is a substantial mobility between secure en insecure jobs. Nevertheless, mobility from insecure employment to secure employment is found to be larger in liberal and social-democratic countries than in Southern Europe.

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