Transformation of the Employment Structure in the EU and USA, 1995-2007

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

EditorE. Fernandez-macias, J. Hurley, D. Storrie

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To what extent did European countries create 'more and better jobs' – as the EU's Lisbon agenda targeted - after 1995? And to what extent did employment growth in Europe between 1995-2007 reflect the pattern of growing good and bad jobs and a 'disappearing middle' identified in the US labour market? Addressing these questions, this collection describes the changing structure of jobs during the period of robust employment expansion that preceded the 2008 financial crisis. It also provides analysis of labour market developments in these developed economies in terms of gender, international mobility and debates over the quality of work. All of the contributions in this collection originate from a common jobs-based, structural approach to labour market analysis using the same comprehensive dataset.

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To what extent did European countries create 'more and better jobs' – as the EU's Lisbon agenda targeted - after 1995? And to what extent did employment growth in Europe between 1995-2007 reflect the pattern of growing good and bad jobs and a 'disappearing middle' identified in the US labour market? Addressing these questions, this col...

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ-MACIASLecturer in the Department of Sociology of the University of Salamanca, Spain,and Research Managerat Eurofound, Dublin, Ireland.He has published in theSocio-Economic Review and European Journal of Education. His research interests lie in the fields of working conditions, occupational structures and comparative ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.04 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

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Foreword/Introduction; D.Storrie
Methodology; E.Fernandez-Macias, T.Ward & R.Stehrer
Patterns of Employment Expansion in Europe 1995-2007; E.Fernández-Macías
Patterns of Job Change and Job Concentration in the US and Europe, 1995-2007: An Exploratory Analysis; R.Dwyer & E.Wright
Women's Changing Job Structure in Europe: Patterns of Job Concentration, Low Pay and Welfare Employment; D.Grimshaw & H.Figueiredo
Immigration and Labour Market Segmentation in Europe; R.Munoz de Bustillo & J.Anton
Assessing Recent Employment Shifts in Europe Using a Multidimensional Job Quality Indicator; J.Hurley, E.Fernandez Macias & R.Munoz de Bustillo
Job Quality Developments in Post-Socialist Accession Countries; A.Scharle
The Institutional Context of Skills-wages Mismatches; J.Jungblut & P.O'Connell
The Impact of Recessions on Labour Market Structure; T.Ward, R.Stehrer, J.Hurley & D.Storrie
Bibliography
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