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Dafermos, Yannis and Papatheodorou, Christos (2012) 'Working poor, labour market and social protection in the EU: A comparative perspective.' International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy, 6 (1-2). pp. 71-88.

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Abstract

his paper offers some crucial insights into the incidence and determinants of in-work poverty in the EU. It shows that in-work poverty plays a principal role in the determination of overall poverty, and it explores the impact of the social protection system and labour market conditions on the incidence of in-work poverty. The comparative analysis illustrates that higher flexibility in the labour market may have an unfavourable impact on in-work poverty. It also brings to the fore the prominent role of the social protection system in the alleviation of poverty among the working population.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: in-work poverty, labour market conditions, social protection, welfare regimes, European Union, working poor, labour flexibility
SOAS Departments & Centres: Departments and Subunits > Department of Economics
ISSN: 1478-1484
DOI (Digital Object Identifier): https://doi.org/10.1504/IJMCP.2012.047208
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2019 09:09
URI: https://eprints.soas.ac.uk/id/eprint/31529
Related URLs: http://dx.doi.o ... MCP.2012.047208 (Publisher URL)

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