Brandt School Universit├Ąt Erfurt

Commentary on dualization and insider-outsider problems in labour markets

Marius Busemeyer and Achim Kemmerling wrote a comment published in Political Science Research Methods on the scholarly debates about dualization and insider-outsider problems in labour markets. They make the point that the discussion sometimes conflates the microlevel (How has labour market stratification changed in recent years and to what effect?) and the macrolevel (How do changes in regulation, social benefits and taxation benefit or hurt different segments in the labour market differently?). They argue that it is still to be seen whether contemporary process are best characterised by dualization or (partial) liberalization. This difference is crucial for the future evolution of welfare states.