This contribution presents a synthetic and critical overview of research done since 1995 under the aegis of the “Transitional Labour Markets” (TLM) current. The first part focuses on the current’s positive theoretical bases. These come from diverse theories of the labour market and of organisations and are integrated into a systemic perspective. The second part deals with the normative consequences stemming from this approach. It highlights the similarities and differences between TLM, “activation” and “asset-based welfare”. The third part presents policy applications and recent developments. Discussing the main criticisms of the approach, it identifies some of its current limits and unresolved problems, addressing which may help orient future research.
Gazier, Bernard and Gautie, Jérôme
"The “Transitional Labour Markets” Approach: Theory, History and Future Research Agenda,"
Journal of Economic and Social Policy: Vol. 14
, Article 6.
Available at: http://epubs.scu.edu.au/jesp/vol14/iss1/6