The Political Consequences of Labor Market Dualization

It took a while but my contribution to the symposium on dualization in PSRM is finally out in first view!

My article explores empirically how different types of labor market inequality affect policy preferences in post-industrial societies.

I argue that the two main conceptualizations of labor market vulnerability identified in the insider–outsider literature are complementary: labor market risks are shaped by both labor market status—whether an individual is unemployed, in a temporary or permanent contract—and occupational unemployment—whether an individual is in an occupation with high or low unemployment.

As a result, both status and occupation are important determinants of individual labor market policy preferences.

In this paper, I first briefly conceptualize the link between labor market divides, risks and policy preferences, and then use cross-national survey data to investigate the determinants of preferences.

Check out other papers in this symposium by Achim Kemmerling, Marius Busemeyer, Silja Hausermann, Hanna Schwander, Philip Rehm, Georg Picot, Paul Marx and David Rueda!