Social Protection of Atypical Employees and the Transition to a Service Economy

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Dokumentart: PhDThesis
Date: 2020-04
Language: English
Faculty: 6 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Department: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Advisor: Schmid, Josef (Prof. Dr.)
Day of Oral Examination: 2018-02-16
DDC Classifikation: 330 - Economics
Keywords: Deindustrialisierung , Wohlfahrtsstaat , Sozialpolitik , Politische Ökonomie , Arbeitslosengeld , Krankengeld , Teilzeitbeschäftigung , Befristetes Arbeitsverhältnis
Other Keywords: atypische Beschäftigung
labour market
fixed-term employment
part-time employment
atypical employment
sickness benefit
unemployment benefit
political economy
social policy
Welfare state
ISBN: 978-3-947251-16-2
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Atypical work, i.e. part-time and fixed term employment, has become the new norm in many industrialised countries. Welfare states, however, were traditionally designed to accommodate the needs of standard workers in manufacturing. This study examines to what extent welfare states have adapted to the proliferation of atypical work in the period of 1990 to 2008. Since the rise of atypical work is closely related to deindustrialisation and an increasing role of services in developed economies, the study also deals with the question how the specific design of welfare schemes has incentivised growth or stagnation of various service sectors.

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