The Resource Institutional affinities and extending working life : the effectiveness of activation policies in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy, Silvia Rossetti

Institutional affinities and extending working life : the effectiveness of activation policies in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy, Silvia Rossetti

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Institutional affinities and extending working life : the effectiveness of activation policies in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy
Title
Institutional affinities and extending working life
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the effectiveness of activation policies in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy
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Silvia Rossetti
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Language
eng
Summary
After pervading Western Europe for more than twenty years, early retirement trends reversed in the mid-1990's when activation policies re-converted existing incentives to extend working life (EWL). This study investigates the institutional conditions explaining the cross-national variation of activation policies' outcomes in the Netherlands, Germany, and Italy between the mid-1990's and 2009. Revoking existing benefits for diffused and uncertain advantages, these policies faced harsh opposition from the coalitions (labour and capital organizations) interested in keeping the costs of early exit externalized for their members (older workers and their employers). In this study the central research question is: to what extent has the effectiveness of activation policies been affected by the organizational articulation of the externalization coalitions? The articulation of these coalitions is framed according to the affinities coupling protection, production and partnership institutions. From an actor-centered perspective, the EWL re-conversion is depicted as a sequential game. Under irresistible environmental pressure, the state first interact with social partners to retrench welfare incentives and then to encourage HRM strategies to retain older workers. The higher is the organizational articulation of labour and capital, the more interactions tend to be framed in social governance modes that, discouraging opportunistic actions, convey the EWL reconversion from the strategy of the state into the companies' HRM. In these cooperative modes social partners are thus expected to not hinder but to support the adoption of retrenchment and retaining policies. Being the articulation the highest in the Netherlands, lower in Germany and the lowest in Italy, the effectiveness of activation policies is expected to follow the same pattern. This hypothesis is tested using Event History Analysis on data drawn from the third wave of the SHARE in a two-stage research design estimating the effectiveness of retrenchment and retaining policies. The main findings show that social partners mediated the EWL re-conversion, promoting the effectiveness of activation in the Netherlands and hindering it among their members more in Italy than in Germany
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Rossetti, Silvia
Date time place
Defence date: 11 June 2015
Dewey number
331.252094
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2015.
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no index present
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non fiction
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses.
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  • Life span, Productive
  • Life span, Productive
  • Life span, Productive
  • Retirement
  • Age and employment
  • European Union countries
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Institutional affinities and extending working life : the effectiveness of activation policies in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy, Silvia Rossetti
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Examining Board: Professor Martin Kohli, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Hans-Peter Blossfeld, European University Institute; Professor Ariana Need, University of Twente; Professor Bernhard Ebbinghaus, University of Mannheim
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-239)
Control code
FIEb17712488
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933294420
Label
Institutional affinities and extending working life : the effectiveness of activation policies in The Netherlands, Germany and Italy, Silvia Rossetti
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Martin Kohli, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Hans-Peter Blossfeld, European University Institute; Professor Ariana Need, University of Twente; Professor Bernhard Ebbinghaus, University of Mannheim
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-239)
Control code
FIEb17712488
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)933294420

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