Formal and Informal Work: The Hidden Work Regime in Europe

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2009-05-01
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Informal work #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; family care, voluntary work, and undeclared or unregulated work #xE2;#xAC;#x1C; is a critical form of labor in today#xE2;#xAC;"s economy, yet remains underanalyzed and examined. This volume develops a comprehensive conceptual framework of informal work and analyses systematically the relationship of formal and informal work. Using a coherent theoretical and methodological approach, this volume explores informal and formal work in six countries and contributes to our empirical knowledge of informal work and its different interrelations with formal work in various societies. A landmark study in the analysis of work, the book demonstrates how the relationship of formal and informal work is developing, how this can be explained in the specific context of the arrangement of work and welfare, and in which ways informal work possibly contributes to social integration and social cohesion.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Forewordp. xiii
Introduction to the Approach of the Book
The Development of Informal Work in the Work-Welfare Arrangements of European Societiesp. 3
The Approach of the 'Arrangement of Work and Welfare'to the Cross-National Analysis of Formal and Informal Workp. 21
Formal and Informal Work in the Diverse Arrangements of Work and Welfare in European Societies
Formal and Informal Work in the Danish Social Democratic Welfare Statep. 39
Formal and Informal Work in the Work-Welfare Arrangement of Finlandp. 62
Formal and Informal Work in the Work-Welfare Arrangement of Germanyp. 89
Formal and Informal Work in a Liberal Regime: The Case of Britainp. 117
The Metamorphosis of Informal Work in Spain: Family Solidarity, Female Immigration, and Development of Social Rightsp. 143
Formal and Informal Work in a Transition Country: The Case of Polandp. 169
Comparative Perspective
Formal and Informal Work in European Societies: A Comparative Perspectivep. 193
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Contributorsp. 235
Indexp. 239
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