Precarious workers' choices about unemployment insurance membership after the Ghent system reform : The Finnish experience

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dc.contributor.author Shin, Young-Kyu
dc.contributor.author Bockerman, Petri
dc.date.accessioned 2021-01-15T22:59:33Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T03:45:55Z
dc.date.issued 2019-12
dc.identifier.citation Shin , Y-K & Bockerman , P 2019 , ' Precarious workers' choices about unemployment insurance membership after the Ghent system reform : The Finnish experience ' , Social Policy and Administration , vol. 53 , no. 7 , pp. 921-938 . https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12485
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/324696
dc.description.abstract The literature on the Ghent system has focused on the link between voluntary unemployment insurance and union membership in terms of industrial relations. Less attention has been paid to unemployment benefits and employees' decision-making concerning unemployment insurance, even though the core function of the Ghent system is to provide unemployment insurance. This paper examines both of the options that precarious workers (i.e., part-timers, temporary employees, and low-skilled service employees) choose regarding unemployment insurance membership and the change in union density after the Ghent system reform in Finland. First, the results show that the growth of the independent unemployment insurance fund was the main reason for declining union density in the 2000s and early 2010s. Second, in terms of precarious workers, we find that the emergence of the independent fund has affected their choices about unemployment insurance membership and that their choices depend on the type of precarious employment they have. Moreover, part-timers and temporary employees younger than 35 years of age are much less likely to enroll in unemployment insurance than older employees who have the same types of employment contracts. en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Social Policy and Administration
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dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Ghent system
dc.subject precarious workers
dc.subject trade union membership
dc.subject unemployment benefits
dc.subject unemployment insurance
dc.subject SOCIAL-POLICY PREFERENCES
dc.subject UNION MEMBERSHIP
dc.subject EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
dc.subject LABOR-MARKET
dc.subject PART-TIME
dc.subject EUROPE
dc.subject UNIONIZATION
dc.subject TEMPORARY
dc.subject POVERTY
dc.subject 5141 Sociology
dc.subject 5142 Social policy
dc.title Precarious workers' choices about unemployment insurance membership after the Ghent system reform : The Finnish experience en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization Helsinki Inequality Initiative (INEQ)
dc.contributor.organization Sociology
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12485
dc.relation.issn 0144-5596
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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