|Author (Person)||Oesch, Daniel|
|Series Title||Journal of European Social Policy|
|Series Details||Vol.25, No.1, February 2015, p94-110|
|Publication Date||February 2015|
|Content Type||Journal | Series | Blog|
We analyse the stratification outcomes for three welfare regimes – Britain, Germany and Denmark – over the 1990s and 2000s. Based on individual-level surveys, we observe a disproportionate increase among professionals and managers, and a decline among production workers and clerks. The result is clear-cut occupational upgrading in Denmark and Germany. In Britain, high and low-end service jobs expanded, resulting in a polarized version of upgrading. Growth in low-end service jobs – and thus polarization – is no precondition for full employment. Both Britain and Denmark halved their low-educated unemployment rate between 1995 and 2008. Yet low-end service jobs expanded only in Britain, not in Denmark. The cause is the evolution of labour supply: rising educational attainment means that fewer low-educated workers look for low-skilled jobs.
|Subject Categories||Employment and Social Affairs|
|Countries / Regions||Denmark, Germany, United Kingdom|