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Are the Countries Different? Statistical View on Labour Market Security

Why Do People Migrate?

ISBN: 978-1-83867-750-3, eISBN: 978-1-83867-747-3

Publication date: 16 September 2019


The aim of the chapter is a comparative analysis of the level of labour market security in four countries representing different social models: the United Kingdom, Germany, Poland and Ukraine. For this purpose, Eurostat, Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), European Social Survey (ESS) and European Working Conditions Survey (EWCS) data were used. They allowed to show significant differences which occurred in 2004–2017 in the situation of the employees in the analysed countries. The analysis showed that employees in both the United Kingdom and Germany are characterised by a relatively high level of labour market security, but such security is provided in two different ways – in the former country employment security is more important, while job security prevails in the latter. Despite a significant improvement in employment conditions in Poland and Ukraine, the objective and subjective situation of employees there remains much worse than is the case in Germany and the United Kingdom. All the differences between the studied countries confirm the thesis regarding the flows of migrant workers seeking a satisfactory level of labour market security.



Matuszczyk, K. (2019), "Are the Countries Different? Statistical View on Labour Market Security", Duszczyk, M. (Ed.) Why Do People Migrate?, Emerald Publishing Limited, Leeds, pp. 67-103.



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