Mitigating labour market dualism: Single Open-Ended Contracts and other instruments

15-06-2018

This Policy Department A study prepared at request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee examines the incidence of temporary forms of working in Europe, transitions to permanent work and the types of reform options that could help to mitigate labour market dualism. It explores labour market reforms aimed at combatting dualism in eight Member States. On this basis, it concludes that overall, further evaluation and recalibration of employment policy, taking into account post-reform experiences, would be advisable; better communication from could governments help overcome employer hiring reluctance; and human-capital oriented ALMPs should complement any strategy to tackle segmentation.

This Policy Department A study prepared at request of the Employment and Social Affairs Committee examines the incidence of temporary forms of working in Europe, transitions to permanent work and the types of reform options that could help to mitigate labour market dualism. It explores labour market reforms aimed at combatting dualism in eight Member States. On this basis, it concludes that overall, further evaluation and recalibration of employment policy, taking into account post-reform experiences, would be advisable; better communication from could governments help overcome employer hiring reluctance; and human-capital oriented ALMPs should complement any strategy to tackle segmentation.

External author

Werner Eichhorst, IZA and University of Bremen Paul Marx, University of Duisburg-Essen, SDU and IZA Andrea Broughton, Ecorys UK Paul de Beer, University Amsterdam / AIAS et. al.