2017Zeitschriftenartikel DOI: 10.18452/18514
Italy, Denmark and Germany: A comparative analysis in active and passive labour market policies
The article analyses the latest reforms in active and passive labour market policies (LMPs) in Germany, Italy and Denmark, within a European perspective. These Member States employ three of the various kinds of social security systems found in the EU - Continental, Mediterranean and Nordic - and provide an interesting example for comparison of differences/common trends in LMPs. This contribution focuses particularly on the principal characteristics of each protection system in the event of unemployment and on the relationships between unemployment benefits and activation policies and highlights the links between the European Employment Guidelines and the regulation under analysis.
Post Version 2 (the accepted, peer-reviewed version) of the article published in European Labour Law Journal, Vol 8, Issue 2, 2017. This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 654925.