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The Politics of Active Labor Market Policy in Post-Industrial Democracies: Divergent Policy Responses to New Social Risks among Pro-Welfare Parties

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This paper explores whether partisan differences have influenced the recent changes in labor market programs. It argues that political parties have different preferences for labor market policy, according to their position in a two-dimensional party competition space, which is composed of a redistributive left–right dimension and a social-value libertarian–authoritarian dimension. That is, a left–libertarian party prefers activation; a left–authoritarian party, dualism; a right–libertarian party, workfare; and a right–authoritarian party, dualism or workfare. From among these three strategies, while activation supports labor market programs for precarious and irregular workers, dualism promotes social protection programs for labor market insiders. Through an analysis of the pooled time-series and cross-section data of 18 OECD countries from 1985 to 2007, this paper reveals that a left–libertarian government raises its budget for active labor market programs, while a left–authoritarian government fosters early retirement programs and strict employment protection legislation. This paper concludes that post-industrial party competition has important consequences for labor market policy.
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Name: Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Council for European Studies
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Hieda, Takeshi. "The Politics of Active Labor Market Policy in Post-Industrial Democracies: Divergent Policy Responses to New Social Risks among Pro-Welfare Parties" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Council for European Studies, Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA, <Not Available>. 2014-11-24 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p547298_index.html>

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Hieda, T. "The Politics of Active Labor Market Policy in Post-Industrial Democracies: Divergent Policy Responses to New Social Risks among Pro-Welfare Parties" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Council for European Studies, Omni Parker House Hotel, Boston, MA <Not Available>. 2014-11-24 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p547298_index.html

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Abstract: This paper explores whether partisan differences have influenced the recent changes in labor market programs. It argues that political parties have different preferences for labor market policy, according to their position in a two-dimensional party competition space, which is composed of a redistributive left–right dimension and a social-value libertarian–authoritarian dimension. That is, a left–libertarian party prefers activation; a left–authoritarian party, dualism; a right–libertarian party, workfare; and a right–authoritarian party, dualism or workfare. From among these three strategies, while activation supports labor market programs for precarious and irregular workers, dualism promotes social protection programs for labor market insiders. Through an analysis of the pooled time-series and cross-section data of 18 OECD countries from 1985 to 2007, this paper reveals that a left–libertarian government raises its budget for active labor market programs, while a left–authoritarian government fosters early retirement programs and strict employment protection legislation. This paper concludes that post-industrial party competition has important consequences for labor market policy.


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