Monday, 11 June 2012

Working poor, labour market and social protection in the EU: a comparative perspective

an article by Yannis Dafermos and Christos Papatheodorou (affiliation(s) not provided) published in International Journal of Management Concepts and Philosophy Volume 6 Number 1/2 (2012)


This 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.

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