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European Social Models From Crisis to Crisis: Employment and Inequality in the Era of Monetary Integration

Jon Erik Dølvik and Andrew Martin


The basic issues contested in public controversy over European social models have concerned their effects on employment and inequality, and ultimately whether there is necessarily a trade-off between higher employment and lower inequality. Understanding social models as the constellation of welfare state, employment relations, and educational institutions that jointly structure the supply side of the labor market, this book revisits those issues. It considers them in the light of the tumultuous developments shaping the demand-side environment in which the social models have evolved over the pa ... More

Keywords: European social models, employment and inequality trade-off, Great Recession, Eurozone economic governance, markets and inequality, markets and instability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198717966
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717966.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jon Erik Dølvik, editor
Fafo Institute for Labour and Social Research, Oslo

Andrew Martin, editor
Center for European Studies, Harvard University

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1 Introduction

Jon Erik Dølvik and Andrew Martin

3 The Transformation of the German Social Model

Wendy Carlin, Anke Hassel, Andrew Martin, and David Soskice

4 France in the Middle

Jacques Le Cacheux and George Ross

5 The United Kingdom’s Social Model

Ken Mayhew and Mark Wickham-Jones

8 The Nordic Social Models in Turbulent Times

Jon Erik Dølvik, Jørgen Goul Andersen, and Juhana Vartiainen

10 When Institutions Reciprocate

Erling Barth and Karl Ove Moene

11 From Crisis to Crisis

Jon Erik Dølvik and Andrew Martin

12 Conclusion

Andrew Martin and Jon Erik Dølvik

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