Institutional Determinants of Early Job Insecurity in Nine European Countries

Tuesday, 12 July 2016
Location: Hörsaal II (Neues Institutsgebäude (NIG))
Distributed Paper
Ondrej HORA, School of Social Studies / Masaryk University, Czech Republic
Tomas SIROVATKA, School of Social Studies, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
The aim of this paper is to map in nine national contexts how recent reforms in labour market institutions and policies and the skill formation systems may have affected the incidence of early job insecurity and the patterns of labour market entry/integration of young women and men. We discuss the following groups of measures in the paper: a) Active labour market policies and activation measures, b) Education and training systems, c) Unemployment protection and d) Employment protection, regulation of flexible jobs and wage setting.

By comparing the situation in nine European countries (Germany, United Kingdom, Norway, Switzerland, Spain, Greece, Poland, Bulgaria and the Czech Republic) paper should provide insight into the role of institutions in transitions of young people during first years after leaving the school system. This comparative paper uses nine rich national studies conducted during NEGOTIATE project as a main source of the information. Paper is based on secondary data analysis and uses various sources of information provided by nine national teams including international and national data and results of previous research.