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Labor Market Consequences of Job Security and Labor Laws in the Era of Flexicurity: Implications for Turkey

Never was labour more central to the process of value-making. But never were the workers… more vulnerable to the organisation, since they had become lean individuals, farmed out in a flexible network whose whereabouts were unknown to the organisation itself. Manuel Castells (1996)

To balance flexibility and security, Denmark provides a very good combination in labor market by both high labor market activities and social protection which is called flexicurity. The major aim of the system is to protect employees and employers with strict job protection and employment insurance. Therefore, to reach the targets introduced to the market, EU countries aimed to decrease unemployment rates by creating more suitable jobs for people were handled with great attention. Of course, regulations on laws, active labor market policies and social security system. In this paper, it is tried to point out the characteristics of Danish flexicurity ad the model used to solve the unemployment problems that are followed by EU countries. But can Danish case of flexicurity be successful in Turkey? Which laws have changed and policies have been made up to now in order to restructure the labor market in Turkey? What kind of regulations were enforced by Act 4857 to reduce the unemployment and the new policies to be followed? All of those questions were examined to discover whether Danish flexicurity can be used in Turkey.

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Posted in Economics, Volume III, Issue no. 1