The effects of flexibilization on social divisions and career trajectories in the UK labour market

Purcell, Christina, Flynn, Matt and Chatrakul Na Ayudhya, Uracha (2011) The effects of flexibilization on social divisions and career trajectories in the UK labour market. In: Globalized Labour Markets and Social Inequality in Europe. Blossfeld, H., Buchholz, S., Hofacker, D. and Kolb, K., eds. Palgrave Macmillan, London, UK, pp. 261-292. ISBN 9780230241992. (doi:10.1057/9780230319882_10)

Abstract

The UK has been characterized as a liberalmarket economy with a liberal residual welfare system. Relative to other Western European economies, British workers have low levels of employment protection and limited support from the social security system. Erosion of legal protection and trade union support further accelerated during the 1980s and 1990s. Although employment laws introduced by the ‘New Labour’ government that was in power from 1997 to 2010 and European Directives aimed at protecting part-time and temporary workers have to some extent alleviated the problems associated with the flexibilization of work, employment protection remains low, which particularly affects young people entering the labour market and older people on the cusp of retirement.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > Business School
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations
A. > Business School > Leadership, Work and Organisations > Diversity and Gender group
Item ID: 23903
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Depositing User: Dr Uracha Chatrakul Na Ayudhya
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2018 11:46
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2019 13:28
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/23903

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