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The ins and outs of dualisation: a literature review

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Davidsson, Johan; Naczyk, Marek

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Corporate Editor University of Edinburgh, Publication and Dissemination Centre (PUDISCwowe)
Abstract Outsiders, the underclass, the working poor, the socially excluded, the dis-advantaged are all terms that point to what is deemed to be a key characteristic of post-industrial societies, i.e. increasing inequalities and the growth of a group of people who are at risk of finding themselves at a permanent disadvantage in the labour market and in other spheres of social activity. This article aims at providing a systematic overview of the empirical and theoretical literature on the growth of a population of outsiders in European societies and in America, a development that has been labelled dualisation. Throughout the paper, we will study three potential dimensions of exclusion. First, we look at individuals position in the labour market. Second, we study individuals status in terms of social protection and, finally, we examine which effect the first two dimensions may have on individuals political behaviour, attitudes and capacity to be represented by political organisations.
Keywords labor market policy; reform; social inequality; welfare state; employee; poverty; exclusion; deprivation; social security; political participation; labor market segmentation
Classification Social Policy; Labor Market Research
Free Keywords dualisation; segmentation; inequality; labour market reform; welfare states; political representation
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Edinburgh
Page/Pages 44 p.
Series Working Papers on the Reconciliation of Work and Welfare in Europe, REC-WP 02/2009
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications