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Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity – A European Perspective - Policy Press Scholarship Online
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Labour Market Policies in the Era of Pervasive Austerity: A European Perspective

Sotiria Theodoropoulou


This book investigates whether, and if so how, the patterns of change of labour market policies in EU member states have altered since the emergence in 2010 of reinforced pressures on public spending (‘fiscal austerity’). More specifically, the book explores, through national case studies, whether retrenchment or expansion have taken place; whether there has been a shift in the logic of activation policies; and how retrenchment and expansion of protection have been distributed across the well-protected and the less well-protected labour market populations. Looking at the big European picture, ... More

Keywords: Labour market, Fiscal austerity, Welfare state, Activation, Social policy

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Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781447335863
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447335863.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sotiria Theodoropoulou, editor

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Fourteen Conclusions

Sotiria Theodoropoulou

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