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SOSP2952 Labour markets and employment policy, literature 3 ECTS
Organised by
Social Policy
Person in charge
Milla Salin, Paul Jonker-Hoffrén and Minna Ylikännö

Learning outcomes

After taking this course students are expected to understand the general framework, key concepts and trends of labour markets and employment policies in European countries. In addition, students should be able to understand the relationships between labour markets, employment policies and welfare states.


This course develops an understanding of the labour markets and employment policies in European countries. The course is given at the undergraduate level.

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English

The exam is taken via the Electronic Exam service:


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Andersen, T. M. & Svarer, M. (2012) Active labour market policies in a recession. IZA Journal of Labor Policy 1.1 (2012): 1-19.

Bonoli, G. (2012) Active labour market policy and social investment: a changing relationship. In Morel, N. & Palier, B. & Palme, J. (eds.) Towards a social investment welfare state? : ideas, policies and challenges, pages 181-204.

Böckmann, I. & Misra, J. & Budig, M. (2013) Mothers’ employment in wealthy countries: how do cultural and institutional factors shape the motherhood employment and working hours gap? Luxembourg Income Study (LIS) Working Paper Series, No. 594. Article found at LIS website.

Hyman, R. (2003) The Europeanisation—or the Erosion—of Industrial Relations? Industrial Relations Journal, 32 (4): 280–294.

Lindvall, J. (2013) Union density and political strikes. World Politics 65.03 (2013): 539-569.

Närvi, J. (2012) Negotiating care and career with institutional constrains – work insecurity and gendered ideals of parenthood in Finland. Community, Work & Family 15 (4): 451-470.

de la Porte, C. & Jacobsson, K. (2012) Social investment or recommodification? Assessing the employment policies of the EU member states. In Morel, N. & Palier, B. & Palme, J. (eds.) Towards a social investment welfare state? : ideas, policies and challenges, pages 117-152.

Schulten, T. & Müller, T. (2012) A new European interventionism? The impact of the new European economic governance on wages and collective bargaining. Social developments in the European Union (2012): 181-213.

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Department of Social Research
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Department of Social Research
Social Research
Finnish Study Modules
Department of Social Research
Social Policy
Social Work
Economic Sociology