In all European countries, emergency policy measures have been introduced in order to counteract the employment consequences of the economic crisis. In the context of variously composed anti-crisis packages, many European countries have used Short-Time Work (STW) schemes, that is measures to subsidize a temporary reduction in working time intended to maintain an employment relationship. This article focuses on the issue of whether the economic crisis has spurred any convergence in the use of STW in three social-insurance countries – Austria, Germany and Italy – or whether policy change has rather occurred in a path-dependent fashion. In order to do so, the article also adopts a systemic approach, focusing on relationships of complementarity or functional substitution and equivalence among the various schemes comprising income maintenance systems to tackle the risks of partial or total unemployment.

The economic crisis as a trigger of convergence? : short-time work in Italy, Germany and Austria / S. Sacchi, F. Pancaldi, C. Arisi. - Moncalieri : Collegio Carlo Alberto, 2011.

The economic crisis as a trigger of convergence? : short-time work in Italy, Germany and Austria

S. Sacchi;F. Pancaldi;C. Arisi
2011

Abstract

In all European countries, emergency policy measures have been introduced in order to counteract the employment consequences of the economic crisis. In the context of variously composed anti-crisis packages, many European countries have used Short-Time Work (STW) schemes, that is measures to subsidize a temporary reduction in working time intended to maintain an employment relationship. This article focuses on the issue of whether the economic crisis has spurred any convergence in the use of STW in three social-insurance countries – Austria, Germany and Italy – or whether policy change has rather occurred in a path-dependent fashion. In order to do so, the article also adopts a systemic approach, focusing on relationships of complementarity or functional substitution and equivalence among the various schemes comprising income maintenance systems to tackle the risks of partial or total unemployment.
short time work; unemployment compensation; social protection; convergence; path dependence
Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica
Università degli studi di Torino
http://www.carloalberto.org/files/no.199.pdf
Working Paper
The economic crisis as a trigger of convergence? : short-time work in Italy, Germany and Austria / S. Sacchi, F. Pancaldi, C. Arisi. - Moncalieri : Collegio Carlo Alberto, 2011.
File in questo prodotto:
File Dimensione Formato  
no.199.pdf

accesso aperto

Tipologia: Publisher's version/PDF
Dimensione 742.07 kB
Formato Adobe PDF
742.07 kB Adobe PDF Visualizza/Apri
Pubblicazioni consigliate

Caricamento pubblicazioni consigliate

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: http://hdl.handle.net/2434/155130
Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 34
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? ND
social impact