Welfare reform and labour market dynamics: a preliminary review of the literature

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The notion of labour market dynamics has played a prominent role in recent years.
This is due not least to the concept of transitional labour markets originally developed by Günther Schmid and his team at the WZB in Berlin (TLM, see e.g. Schmid and Reissert 1996, Schmid 1998 or chapters in Schmid and Gazier 2002). The TLM concept refers to the observation that the borderlines between gainful employment and other productive activities are becoming blurred as people transit increasingly between different employment statuses and between gainful employment and labour market inactivity over the life cycle such as unemployment, education, training, unpaid family work or retirement. Thus, TLM emphasises the dynamics of labour markets, which means focusing the analysis on flows rather than on stocks (see O’Reilly 2003, foreword by G. Schmid, p. xiv).
Original languageEnglish
PublisherRECWOWE Publication, Dissemination and Dialogue Centre
Number of pages19
Publication statusPublished - 2007


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