English title: Feelings of dual-insecurity among European workers: A multi-level analysis

Author(s): Wim van Oorschot - Heejung Chung -

Language: English

Type: Journal article

Year: 2015


This article analyses European Social Survey data for 22 countries. We assess the relationship between feelings of employment and income insecurity (dual-insecurity) among workers and national flexicurity policies in the areas of lifelong learning, active labour market policy, modern social security systems and flexible and reliable contractual arrangements. We find that dual-insecurity feelings are lower in countries that score better on most flexicurity polices, but these effects are in all cases outweighed by levels of GDP per capita. Thus feelings of insecurity are reduced more by the affluence of a country than by its social policies. However, affluence is strongly correlated with the policy efforts designed to reduce insecurity, especially active labour market policies and lifelong learning, two policy areas that are threatened with cuts as a result of austerity.

Volume: 21

Issue: 1

From page no: 23

To page no: 37

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1177/0959680114523199

Journal: European journal of industrial relations

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