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Re-connecting with ‘what unemployment means’: employability, the experience of unemployment and priorities for policy in an era of crisis

Lindsay Colin

in Social policy review 22: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847427113
eISBN:
9781447303497
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847427113.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter provides an insightful appraisal of New Labour's ‘Work First’ supply-side approach to unemployment policy in new circumstances. It reconnects with earlier work by Adrian Sinfield, from a ... More


From Legitimacy to Effectiveness: Developments in Activation in the Netherlands

Henk Spies and Nico van de Vrie

in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199773589
eISBN:
9780190248314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.003.0006
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter shows that the key focus of reforms was on how services were delivered - the “how” and “who” questions. Reforms include the deregulation and simplification of legal frameworks, the ... More


Trajectories of Change: Activation Reforms from Inception to Times of Austerity

Ivar Lødemel and Erika Gubrium

in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199773589
eISBN:
9780190248314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.003.0012
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The chapter discusses changes in the strategies of national activation policies. The first policies focused on strengthening human resources. In the second wave, a move toward a Work First strategy ... More


Activation for All: Welfare Reform in the United Kingdom, 1995–2009

Julia Griggs, Andrew Hammond, and Robert Walker

in Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199773589
eISBN:
9780190248314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.003.0004
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter shows that activation of Jobseeker’s Allowance recipients in the United Kingdom evolved along three complementary lines. First, there was a strengthening of work-related conditions and ... More


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