Global ekonomisk kris, institutionell förändring och ojämlikhet i komparativt perspektiv: förändrade välfärdsstater och arbetsmarknader i Västvärlden sedan den globala finanskrisen 2008

Tidsperiod: 2012-01-01 till 2017-12-31

Projektledare: Joakim Palme

Medarbetare: Ingrid Esser, Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Ola Sjöberg

Finansiär: Vetenskapsrådet

Bidragstyp: Projektbidrag

Budget: 11 550 000 SEK

The current global economic crisis was triggered by a dramatic collapse of key financial institutions. Gradually, the financial crisis transcended into a series of other crises, involving growth, employment and public finances. This comparative project aims at analysing the consequences of this exogenous shock with regard to both macro and micro level outcomes. The analyses include not only the direct effects of macro factors on societies and individuals but also the indirect effects mediated via various kinds of institutional regimes, as well changes in them. First, effects on various social protection systems and institutions connected to the labour market are examined. Second, effects on individual conditions are analysed in relation to the resource distribution as well as to factors related to the attitudes and behaviours of individuals. Third, various macro and micro interactions and feedbacks are analysed. Methodologically, the project is based on broad comparative analyses of the economically most advanced nations in the world. The team has excellent institutional knowledge of labour market and welfare state regimes, access to high quality data and share strong methodological skills for analysing individual outcomes in terms of resources, attitudes and behaviours. The research team will explore new methods and data to be in a unique position to actually assess the effects of the crisis, not only on changes at the societal level but also for individual level outcomes.