Labour market segmentation: Piloting new empirical and policy analyses

Irene Cruz, Oscar Molina, Elma Paulauskaite, Andrius Tursa, Isabelle Recotillet, Tanja Schmidt, Mark Tomlinson, Katarina Wessling

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While labour market segmentation (LMS) has been researched from the perspectives of different branches of literature, it nevertheless remains vague as a concept.
It emerged as an alternative to neoclassical economics and human capital theories, which assume that wages and working conditions generally depend on the worker’s human capital and productivity level. Instead, LMS theory maintains that differences in working conditions between groups of workers may also be due to factors such as contractual arrangements or other institutional characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherEuropean Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions
Number of pages96
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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SeriesROA External Reports


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