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A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Carrie M. Lane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated ... More


The United Kingdom and human dignity

Chak Kwan and Graham Bowpitt

in Human dignity and welfare systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344311
eISBN:
9781447302551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344311.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter studies the compulsory measures that have been established in the UK. These include the ‘Gateway’, ‘Jobseekers' Interviews’ and ‘Jobseekers' Agreement’. The discussion is also concerned ... More


A Company of One

Carrie M. Lane

in A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter follows Dallas-area job seekers through their layoffs and into the early stages of their job search, examining what appeared to be a surprising lack of anger and anxiety about their new ... More


Driving Change at the Australian Frontline

Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O’Sullivan, and Els Sol

in Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743705
eISBN:
9780191803840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 3 presents the frontline survey data for Australia. It shows how frontline staff changed their mode of working with jobseekers; working with employers; managing their time; and their ... More


When Less is More—Transforming the UK Frontline

Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O’Sullivan, and Els Sol

in Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743705
eISBN:
9780191803840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter 5 presents the frontline survey data from the UK from 1998 until 2012. It shows a system undergoing major change as caseloads increase and the system becomes more focused on the profit ... More


Activation and the Dutch Frontline

Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O’Sullivan, and Els Sol

in Getting Welfare to Work: Street-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780198743705
eISBN:
9780191803840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Chapter seven presents the Dutch survey data, and shows how work practices have changed in the Netherlands and how frontline staff have responded to the shifting policy settings. Changes to the Dutch ... More


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