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The Age of DualizationThe Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies$
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Patrick Emmenegger, Silja Hausermann, Bruno Palier, and Martin Seeleib-Kaiser

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199797899

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.001.0001

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Responses to Labor Market Divides in Small States Since The 1990s

Responses to Labor Market Divides in Small States Since The 1990s

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(p.176) 8 Responses to Labor Market Divides in Small States Since The 1990s
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The Age of Dualization
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Herbert Obinger

Peter Starke

Alexandra Kaasch

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199797899.003.0008

In this chapter, Herbert Obinger, Peter Starke, and Alexandra Kaasch analyze various policy responses to labor market divides in three small open economies (Austria, New Zealand, and Sweden). They argue that different welfare state regimes generate distinctive patterns of insider-outsider divides and that the three countries developed quite different, albeit mainly path-dependent coping strategies. In other words, none of the three countries significantly departed from previous labor market policies in response to growing labor market inequalities.

Keywords:   welfare states, welfare reforms, small countries, active labor market policies, pension reforms, austria, new zealand, sweden

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