Comparing European Workers

Policies and Institutions

Author: David Brady

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 0857249320

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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Focuses on the politics, economics, sociology, and history of work and workers in Europe. This title places the labor markets, workplaces, jobs and workers of Europe in comparative perspective, and compares contemporary patterns and the history of European workers with other models of work worldwide.
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Non-Standard Employment in Europe

Paradigms, Prevalence and Policy Responses

Author: Max Koch,Martin Fritz

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113726716X

Category: Political Science

Page: 246

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Postwar employment standards are being undermined and 'non-standard' employment is becoming more common. While scholars have pointed to negative consequences of this development, this volume also discusses the evidence for a new and socially inclusive European employment standard.
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Transformation of the Employment Structure in the EU and USA, 1995-2007

Author: E. Fernandez-Macias,J. Hurley,D. Storrie

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369812

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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This collection describes the changing structure of employment during the period of robust employment expansion that preceded the credit crunch and features contributions from a team of leading labour market researchers from Europe and the United States.
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Minimum Income Protection in Flux

Author: I. Marx,K. Nelson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137291842

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

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The current economic crisis has presented itself as a formidable challenge to the welfare states of Europe. It is more relevant than ever to ask: do existing minimum income protection schemes succeed in adequately protecting citizens, be it whether they are excluded from work, working, retired, or having children? Drawing on in-depth and up-to-date institutional data from across Europe and the US, this volume details the reality of minimum income protection policies over time. Including contributions from leading scholars in the field, each chapter provides a systematic cross-national analysis of minimum income protection policies, developing concrete policy guidance on an issue at the heart of the European debate.
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Deskilling Migrant Women in the Global Care Industry

Author: S. Cuban

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137305614

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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This book explores the human geographies of skilled migration, specifically the practices, dispositions, relationships, and resources of professional women who participate in the global care industry.
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Transnational Corporations from the Standpoint of Workers

Author: N. Räthzel,D. Mulinari,A. Tollefsen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137323051

Category: Social Science

Page: 311

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This book explores the history and global expansion of AB Volvo, one of the hundred largest corporations in the world, through the experiences of its workers in Sweden, Mexico, South Africa, and India. It investigates how neo-liberalisation has transformed the company into a promoter of lean production, at the expense of the workers' needs.
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Retirement

Reasons, Processes, and Results

Author: Gary A. Adams, PhD,Terry A. Beehr, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826197375

Category: Social Science

Page: 328

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This book reviews, summarizes, and integrates a diverse literature on the topic of retirement and provides a coherent view to better inform researchers and practitioners. Organized around three phases of the retirement process--pre-retirement, retirement decision-making, and post-retirement--the chapters examine economic, sociological, gerontological, and psychological theory and research. Topics discussed include: types of retirement, retirement planning and preparation, early retirement incentive programs, the economics of the retirement decision-making, and work after retirement, among others. Contributors include Jerome Kaplan, Kenneth Shultz, Harvey Sterns, and Linda Stroh.
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Health Care Systems in Europe under Austerity

Institutional Reforms and Performance

Author: E. Pavolini,A. Guillén

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230369626

Category: Political Science

Page: 319

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This book analyses recent reform trends of European health care systems. Using eight European countries case studies it connects policy reforms with a healthcare quadrilemma, and compares how well these systems perform in terms of economic efficiency, medical achievements, social inequalities, and responsiveness to patients and workers.
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Regulating Employment and Welfare

Company and National Policies of Labour Force Participation at the End of Worklife in Industrial Countries

Author: Frieder Naschold,B DeVroom

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110878534

Category: Social Science

Page: 503

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