Theories of labour market segmentation: A critique

Theories of labour market segmentation: A critique

by Ray Loveridge, A.L. Mok

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ISBN-13: 9781461599609
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 02/05/2012
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1979
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

1. Overview of the subject.- The marginal worker as a source of concern.- The marginal worker in theory.- Theories of discrimination-atomistic or structural?.- Empirical evidence of segmentation.- Policy implications of segmentation.- Neo-classical explanations and policy recommendations.- Does the dual market exist in Europe?.- The internal labour market in Europe.- Policy considerations in Europe.- Market strategies among marginal workers.- Some areas for research.- 2. Labour market theories in historical perspective.- Definitions.- The classical and neo-classical labour market.- 3. Segmented labour markets.- Occupational labour markets.- Local labour markets.- Internal and external markets.- The dual labour market.- Conclusions.- 4. Forms of discrimination and their measurement.- The statistical evidence.- 5. The empirical evidence of segmentation.- The crude ‘crowding’ hypothesis.- Differences in patterns of under-employment.- Sources of stigmatism.- The pre-entry (job) discriminatory hypothesis.- The ILM as a source of dynamic?.- The effects of cultural feedback.- The life-cycle hypothesis.- Are the hypotheses proven?.- 6. Labour market stratification and segmentation: some empirical models.- The ‘Munich model’.- The Piore model.- A multi-segmented labour market.- The confrontation of supply and demand.- How viable are the models?.- Cultural capital.- 7. Labour market policy and segmentation.- Labour market policy defined.- Active, inactive and reactive policies.- Conscious andor desired?.- Autonomous?.- The employment service.- Training.- Social security and unemployment benefits.- National minimum wages.- Job creation programmes.- Training, job creation and the internal labour market.- The bureaucratization of policy making.- 8. The labour market as an arena.- Distributive justice and labour market policy.- Competition or conflict?.- Who are the gladiators?.- Interest group formation.- Strategies of aid and enhancement.- The evolution of labour market theory.- Annotated bibliography.- Supplementary bibliography.

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