Social Quality and the Policy Domain of Employment in Finland

in European Journal of Social Quality
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  • 1 University of Helsinki pekka.kosonen@helsinki.fi
  • 2 University of Helsinki jukka.vanska@laakariliitto.fi
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Our standpoint is that temporary employment is also related to employment security, since an extensive use of temporary work (for a specified, often short, period) tends to increase insecurity of the workers. Another problem is connected to lay-offs. However, the most crucial question deals with the termination of employment contracts, in particular undetermined duration contracts. If this is made very easy for the employers, employment security is reduced. Finally, the conditions and levels of compensation in all of these cases are of importance in terms of income and employment security.