Left on your own? Social protection when labour markets are in flux

Fernandez, Rodrigo; Hyee, Raphaela; Immervoll, Herwig and Pacifico, Daniele (2019) Left on your own? Social protection when labour markets are in flux. In: OECD, (ed.) OECD Employment Outlook 2019. OECD Employment Outlook. Paris: OECD Publishing, pp. 297-338. https://doi.org/10.1787/9ee00155-en.

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This chapter assesses challenges for social protection policies in a changing world of work and presents evidence of support gaps in public policies affecting different types of workers. Key policy challenges include a greater need for support resulting from greater employment instability or lower earnings among some groups; a reduced accessibility or adequacy of social protection measures that were designed around stable forms of dependent employment; and sustainability challenges, e.g. due to opportunities for avoiding participation in risk-sharing provisions. Accessing adequate support can be especially difficult for workers in less secure forms of employment. But support gaps are small in some countries that adopt fairly different social protection strategies, suggesting that accessible support can be achieved with different blends of social insurance and means-tested assistance. The chapter discusses alternative reform avenues and illustrates country approaches to prepare income support and reintegration measures for the future of work.

Item Type: Book Contribution
Keywords: future of work, labour, social protection
Research Units: Former Research Units (until 2020) > Labor Market and Social Policy
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Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2019 09:31
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2019 09:31
DOI: 10.1787/9ee00155-en.
ISBN: 9789264497009
URI: https://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/5042

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