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    The domestic sources of differences in labour market policies

    Hamann, K. and Kelly, John (2003) The domestic sources of differences in labour market policies. British Journal of Industrial Relations 41 (4), pp. 639-663. ISSN 0007-1080.

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    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.


    Item Type: Article
    School: School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2021 18:22
    Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 18:22


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