Corporate and Occupational Welfare: the Need for a Quantitative Approach to Modern Industrial Relations


Lacking a legal definition, corporate welfare can be understood as the set of goods, services, and benefits with a social purpose, provided by employers to their workers, in addition to remuneration. In the transition from the welfare state model to the welfare society one, where industrial relations actors become relevant figures, a new approach should be promoted, to understand whether the benefits satisfy the current needs of employers, employees, and workers. Consequently, this paper focuses on the value of welfare measures in collective agreements as only through a “quantitative” approach, the “qualitative” path of modern industrial relations can be traced.

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