Subcontracting and the Creation of Inequality in the Dutch Clothing Industry 1980-1992

Dirk H. M. Akkermans*

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    Abstract

    The paper analyzes a dual industry structure and its effects as hypothesized by segmentation theory. A dual industry structure refers to the simultaneous existence of two groups of firms within an industry which differ in terms of bargaining power and product and labor market performance: sales and job fluctuation levels should be higher in the dominated group, and job security lower. Empirical analysis of the clothing industry in the Netherlands for the period 1980-1992 confirms the hypotheses for the largest part.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)230-252
    Number of pages23
    JournalReview of Radical Political Economics
    Volume43
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun-2011

    Keywords

    • dual labor market
    • subcontracting
    • sales fluctuation
    • job security
    • BUSINESS CYCLES
    • ECONOMY
    • LABOR
    • FLEXIBILITY
    • CHAINS

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