The domestic sources of differences in labour market policies
Abbreviated Journal Title
Br. J. Ind. Relat.
SPAIN; GLOBALIZATION; BRITAIN; UNIONS; WORK; Industrial Relations & Labor
In this article we analyse what drives both the specific choices and the relative amount of change in labour market policies in two countries, Britain and Spain, in the 1990s. Although we find more substantial and radical labour market reform in Britain, Spain experienced greater union inclusion in policy-making. We examine the roles of economic institutions and the ideology of the governing party and find that neither accounts satisfactorily for the labour market changes in our cases. Domestic political variables, especially electoral factors and the power and autonomy of government, give more insight into the similarities and differences between the two countries.
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Article; Proceedings Paper
"The domestic sources of differences in labour market policies" (2003). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 3791.