Capitalizing the Crisis? Explanatory Factors for the Design of Short-time Work across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Countries


Hörisch, Felix ; Weber, Jakob



DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/spol.12047
URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/spol.12...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Social Policy & Administration : SP&A
Volume: 48
Issue number: 7
Page range: 799-825
Place of publication: London [u.a.]
Publishing house: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0144-5596 , 1467-9515
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: This article looks at the financial and economic crisis 2008–10 in 18 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development states and seeks to investigate explanatory paths for the subsidization of further education within short-time work programmes. Several hypotheses are put to the test: first, a classical partisan difference argument; second, a varieties of capitalism approach proposing a successful joint rallying of employers and employees for subsidization in coordinated market economies; and, lastly, the merged hypothesis that right-wing parties in a coordinated economic context might subsidize feeling the pressure to overcompensate an ‘issue ownership’ of left parties in the field of employee-friendly policies. We identify four explanatory paths: coordinated economies in the sample subsidized when they were economically closed or highly indebted. The results also support our combined hypothesis, that New Zealand – a left-governed liberal market economy – and right-governed coordinated market economies of the non-Scandinavian type subsidized.

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Hörisch, Felix ; Weber, Jakob (2014) Capitalizing the Crisis? Explanatory Factors for the Design of Short-time Work across Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Countries. Social Policy & Administration : SP&A London [u.a.] 48 7 799-825 [Article]


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