Toward employment-friendly welfare state
P02 - Sciences-Po Paris
University of Southern Denmark - Odense
The objective of WP04 is to improve knowledge on the institutional and political conditions under which it is possible to reduce tensions in the relationships between the requirements of the labour markets and the requirements of social security.
The objective of WP04 is to improve knowledge on the institutional and political conditions under which it is possible to reduce tensions in the relationships between the requirements of the labour markets and the requirements of social security. In this context, WP04 is embarking on the process of building up, in close cooperation with the RECWOWE European Data Centre for Work and Welfare (EDACwowe), a comprehensive database of social security and labour market institutions and reforms, and is conducting a systematic integration of the comparative litterature dealing with welfare states and welfare state reforms.
WP04 has achieved to work on the comparative data set for benefit replacement rates, qualifying conditions and elements of the insurance coverage initiated by the University of Bern during the first year of activity, and has launched a new project on the measures of the new welfare state.
One data inventory has been produced by WP04 so far:
D04.01, DATA INVENTORY REPORT, P09 – University of Berne, Switzerland, Month 15 - December 2008 (Public)
WP04 continues to analyse the new modes of governign activation, social benefits and socia assistance (T04.14), and also continues to assess EU's possible inputs and influence in the national "employment-friendly" welfare reforms (T04.13, becoming T04.23), but with an extension of the aims and ambition of the task in three complementary directions: a first one on "EU trajectory", a second one on "conciliation policies" and the third one on "the usages of Europe" and on the analyse of the various Europes emerging at the national level out of employment-friendly reforms. WP04 has depeened its work on data and has launched a new project on 'Establishing measures on the new welfare state' (T04.22).
- A new task T04.21: 'Reconfiguring welfare state in the post-industrial age, what role for social partners?' has been launched on the effects of welfare states' structural changes on the social partners' strategy: how have social partners in general, trade unions in particular, responded to and been involved in major reform programmes that are normally beyond the remit of labour market parties?
- Another transversal task, T04.24: 'Dualisation rather than reconciliation? Labour market and welfare state reforms in Europe' focuses on what the WP04 state of the art report (D04.02) has shown, i.e. that European welfare states and labour markets are increasingly characterised by dualisation and insiders/outsiders conflicts.
- Working papers:
- Marek Naczyk, Bruno Palier, Complementing or replacing old age insurance? The growing importance of funded pensions in the French pension system
- Daniel Clegg, Paolo Graziano, Christa van Wijnbergen, Between sectionalism and revitalisation: Trade unions and activation policies in Europe
- Anil Duman, Anna Horvath, Reconciliation of Work and Family Life in Hungary
- Magdalena Bernaciak, Anil Duman, Vera Scepanovic, Employee welfare and collective Bargaining in exposed and protected sectors: Evidence from Poland and Serbia
- Patrick Emmenegger, Gendering Insiders and Outsiders. Labour Market Status and Preferences for Job Security.
- Costanza Rodriguez d’Acri, Alison Johnston, Andreas Kornelakis, The Role of Social Partners in Bargaining over Non-wage Issues across Austria, Greece and Italy
- Silja Häusermann, Hanna Schwander, Identifying outsiders across countries
- Johan Davidsson, Marek Naczyk, The Ins and Outs of Dualisation: A Literature Review
- Activity reports
January 14-16 2010, Green Templeton College, Oxford, United Kingdom
April 24-25, 2009, Oxford, United Kingdom
A conference has been organised by the Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques (P02 - FNSP) jointly with the University of Oxford on
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