- List of Figures
- List of Tables
- About the Contributors
- Comparative Employment Systems
- Institutions and Employment Relations
- Convergence and Divergence in Employment Relations
- Getting Down to Business: Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations
- Business Systems Theory and Employment Relations
- Developments and Extensions of ‘Régulation Theory’ and Employment Relations
- Capitalist Diversity, Work and Employment Relations
- Ownership Rights and Employment Relations
- Varieties of Institutional Theory in Comparative Employment Relations
- Institutions and the Industrial Relations Tradition
- Conflict, Order, and Change
- Employment Relations in Liberal Market Economies
- Social Democratic Capitalism
- Employment Regimes, Wage Setting, and Monetary Union in Continental Europe
- Continuity and Change in Asian Employment Systems: A Comparison of Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan
- Economies Undergoing Long Transition: Employment Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
- Employment Relations in Anglophone Sub-Saharan Africa
- The Left Turn in Latin America: Consequences for Employment Relations
- Developing Societies—Asia
- Employment Relations in the BRICS Countries
- Globalization and Labour Market Governance
- Work, Bodies, Care: Gender and Employment in a Global World
- Where are the Voices? New Directions in Voice and Engagement across the Globe
- Insecure Employment: Diversity and Change
- The Migration–Development Nexus, Women Workers, and Transnational Employment Relations
- The Neo-Liberal Turn and the Implications for Labour
- The State and Employment Relations
- Unions: Practices and Prospects
- Institutions, Management Strategies, and HRM
- New Actors in Employment Relations
- The Future of Employment Relations in Advanced Capitalism: Inexorable Decline?
- Name Index
- Subject Index
Abstract and Keywords
Heidi Gottfried explores the spread since the 1990s of insecure and non-standard employment that now comes close to one quarter of employment in nearly all OECD countries. Gottfried argues that conventional explanations such as globalization or risk society theory cannot explain the uneven growth and distribution of non-standard employment across OECD countries. Instead, Gottfried fuses the varieties of capitalism and worlds of welfare capitalism institutional theories with an understanding of how each national welfare and production regime also embodies a distinct reproductive bargain determining the extent to which care work and social reproduction are carried by private households or shifted to the market or state. The evolution of these distinct bargains, plus changes in gender relations, tell us much about the relative inclusion and exclusion of different groups in non-standard employment. These theoretical arguments are developed through a contextualized comparison of two coordinated market economies (Japan and Germany) with two liberal market economies (UK and USA).
Heidi Gottfried, Associate Professor at Wayne State University.
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