Women’s Labour Market Performance in Europe: Trends and Shaping Factors
CEPS Special Report, September 2012
62 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2012
Date Written: September 26, 2012
The objective of this paper is two-fold. First, it aims to assess recent trends in women’s employment and labour market participation with a focus on the changes in the ‘type’ of occupation (temporary vs. regular and part-time vs. full-time) women are involved in. Secondly, it examines the role played by the interplay of macro-institutional factors and policies and individual characteristics in explaining the observed trends and cross-country differences by means of a multi-level approach. In particular, it questions the role that the reforms towards a model of a ‘flexicure’ labour market have played in explaining recent trends in women’s participation.
Keywords: Women’s Labour Market, Labour Market, Europe, EU, Women’s Employment, Flexicure
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