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Unemployment reduction or labor force expansion? How partisanship matters for the design of active labor market policy in Europe
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Government. Uppsala Center for Labor Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8405-795X
2017 (English)In: Socio-Economic Review, ISSN 1475-1461, E-ISSN 1475-147XArticle in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

Comparative scholars fundamentally disagree about the impact of partisan politics in modern welfare states, particularly in certain ‘new’ policy areas such as active labor market policy (ALMP). Using new data on 900 ALMP programs across Europe, this study attempts to reconcile a long-standing dispute between the traditional ‘power resources’ approach and the ‘insider/outsider’ approach pioneered by Rueda. The study argues that both left-wing and right-wing governments invest in ALMP but that politics still matter because parties’ preferences regarding unemployment differ. The left is more inclined to expand programs primarily designed to reduce unemployment, which exclusively target ‘core’ groups in, or at risk of, unemployment, and programs in which participants are no longer counted among the unemployed. In contrast, both sides are equally prone to expand programs that also—or instead—target people who are not yet participating in the labor market, which thus also—or instead—serve to increase labor supply.

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Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.
Keyword [en]
comparative politics, ideology, labor market institutions, labor supply, social policy; JEL Codes: H53 Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, I38 Government Policy • Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs, J68 Public Policy
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Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-325740DOI: 10.1093/ser/mwx014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-325740DiVA: diva2:1115797
Available from: 2017-06-27 Created: 2017-06-27 Last updated: 2017-12-05
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