This article on the Italian case is based on recent trends in labour market reform. We critically review the reform approach adopted in recent years, mainly centred on marginal legislative reforms in employment contracts. The diffusion of flexible labour contracts, especially among the younger generations and women, together with a welfare system still based on employment seniority and job characteristics, have reinforced the segmentation of the Italian labour market and social inequalities. The absence of a negotiating strategy in introducing reforms has also increased social conflict. These trends ask for a comprehensive reform of the welfare system and for active policies to support labour market transitions, a reform which is increasingly considered in the current political debate.
|Titolo:||The Italian Case : from Employment Regulation to Welfare Reforms?|
SEMENZA, RENATA (Ultimo)
|Parole Chiave:||Activation; Employment contracts; Italy; Labour market|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/09 - Sociologia dei Processi economici e del Lavoro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1467-9515.2008.00601.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|