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The Age of Dualization: The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies

Patrick Emmenegger, Silja Hausermann, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser


Poverty, increased inequality, and social exclusion are back on the political agenda in Western Europe, not only as a consequence of the Great Recession that hit the global economy in 2008, but also as a consequence of a seemingly structural trend towards increased inequality that began some time ago. How can we explain this increase in inequalities? In this book, it is argued that social and labor market policies contribute to shaping the forms and extent of the new inequalities and divides that challenge European societies. Growing inequality is related to processes of dualization, i.e. a wi ... More

Keywords: dualizaioin, labour market, social policies, welfare state, inequalities, insiders, outsiders, poverty

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780199797899
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Emmenegger, editor
Centre for Welfare State Research, University of Southern Denmark

Silja Hausermann, editor
University of Konstanz

Bruno Palier, editor
Sciences Po, Centre d'etudes europeennes, Paris


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