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Title: Neoliberal trends in collective bargaining and employment regulation in Spain, Italy and the UK: From institutional forms to institutional outcomes
Authors: López-Andreu, M
First Published: 9-Nov-2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Citation: European Journal of Industrial Relations, 2018
Abstract: This article discusses the effect of neoliberal trends in employment regulation during the 2008 recession. Liberalization in employment institutions is a long-term trend reinforced by the implementation of austerity policies. I use EU-SILC panel data to discuss these trends in Spain, Italy and the UK in three periods: before the crisis (2004–2007), during the crisis (2007–2010) and under austerity (2010–2013). Although liberalization reforms interacted with the existing institutional architectures, I find a common trend towards greater employer discretion. Crucially, this trend in institutional outcomes appears in countries with different formal institutional characteristics in employment and collective bargaining.
DOI Link: 10.1177/0959680118810294
ISSN: 0959-6801
eISSN: 1461-7129
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: Copyright © The Author(s) 2018. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy. (
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