Towards a Methodology to Monitor and Analyse Flexicurity (FLC) and Work-Life Balance (WLB) Policies in the Member States of the EU

ReflecT Research Paper No. 11/003

92 Pages Posted: 22 Nov 2011 Last revised: 4 Sep 2015

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Ruud Muffels

Tilburg University

Ton Wilthagen

Tilburg University - Tilburg Flexicurity Research Programme

Heejung Chung

University of Kent

Ronald Dekker

ReflecT, Tilburg University; Economics of Innovation, Delft University of Technology

Date Written: May 1, 2010

Abstract

The aim of the project is to develop a methodology for evaluating flexicurity policies of the member states.The background is formed by the growing importance attached to flexicurity and work-life balance (WLB) policies within the European Employment Strategy (EES) and the need to monitor and analyse the progress in these domains. For that reason the research forms part of the European Commission’s PROGRESS programme for the next few years that aims to link flexicurity policies in the employment domain to policies in the social domain in regard to social solidarity for establishing a more cohesive society.

Keywords: flexicurity, labour market dynamics, transitions, European employment policy, social indicators, methodology

JEL Classification: J08, J18, J41, J62

Suggested Citation

Muffels, Ruud and Wilthagen, Ton and Chung, Heejung and Dekker, Ronald, Towards a Methodology to Monitor and Analyse Flexicurity (FLC) and Work-Life Balance (WLB) Policies in the Member States of the EU (May 1, 2010). ReflecT Research Paper No. 11/003 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1962623 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1962623

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Ton Wilthagen

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Heejung Chung

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Ronald Dekker

ReflecT, Tilburg University ( email )

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Economics of Innovation, Delft University of Technology ( email )

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