Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

Transformations of Swedish Labour Market Institutions. Effects on Employees’ Turnover Cognitions

Tomas Berglund


The article studies how changes in 2007 in the Swedish unemployment insurance (UI) have influenced employees’ turnover cognitions. It is argued that the combination of a strict employment protection legislation (EPL) and a generous UI in 2006 made employees more inclined to risky transitions. The post-2007 combination of a strict EPL and an ungenerous UI reinforces non-mobility intentions. Analyses of two surveys show a smaller proportion of employees with turnover cognitions in 2010 than in 2006.

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