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The Experience of Activation Policies

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization: Unemployment Experience and Social Policy in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271849
eISBN:
9780191602733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271844.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the activation programmes for unemployed people in the EU. The comparison of a group of unemployed and a group of activated people showed only small differences in terms of ... More


The Development of Workfare within Social Activation Policies

Duncan Gallie

in Resisting Marginalization: Unemployment Experience and Social Policy in the European Union

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780199271849
eISBN:
9780191602733
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199271844.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the extent to which social activation policies have incorporated principles of ‘workfare,’ which requires people to work in exchange for social assistance benefits. Welfare ... More


Activation policies as reflexive social policies

Rik van Berkel and Maurice Roche

in Active social policies in the EU: Inclusion through participation?

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342805
eISBN:
9781447301400
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342805.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter evaluates the research results from an active social policy perspective. Since the development of social policies increasingly takes place in a context of EU policy making, this chapter ... More


Between universal policy and individualised practice: analysing activation policy in Finland

Elsa Keskitalo

in Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter is mostly concerned with the intersections of redefining benefit conditions and reforming service structures, as well as their implications for individuals. The discussion includes a ... More


The active society and activation policy: ideologies, contexts and effects

Jørgen Elm Larsen

in The changing face of welfare: Consequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345929
eISBN:
9781447303701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.003.0008
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter focuses on the role of activation policy in the active society, and especially on the employment and social integration effects of the Danish active line in labour-market and social ... More


The Policy of Activation in the Czech Republic and Citizenship Rights

Tomáš Sirovátka

in Social Policy and Citizenship: The Changing Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754045
eISBN:
9780199979455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754045.003.0048
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

The recent reforms in the content and regulation of the employment and activation policies express in the most condensed form the paradigm shift towards the “active welfare state.” The chapter ... More


Has the European Social Model a distinctive activation touch?

Jean-Claude Barbier

in Unwrapping the European social model

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347985
eISBN:
9781447304135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347985.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter intends to show that the activation component in the existing ESM certainly offers no clear means of distinguishing it from other social ‘models’ in the world. At the EU level, where ... More


The individual approach in activation policy in the Czech Republic1

Tomáš Sirovátka

in Making it personal: Individualising activation services in the EU

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861347978
eISBN:
9781447302735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861347978.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter evaluates the activation strategies that are applied in the labour market of the Czech Republic. It studies the role of the individual approach within activation policies, before looking ... More


Immigrant-targeted activation policies: a comparison of the approaches in the Scandinavian welfare states

Karen Nielsen Breidahl

in Social Policy Review 24: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2012

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781447304470
eISBN:
9781447307662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304470.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

Are the features of the Scandinavian welfare states, such as redistributive income security, reflected in the activation policies introduced in order to promote and ease the integration of immigrants ... More


How do activation policies affect social citizenship? The issue of autonomy

Silke Bothfeld and Sigrid Betzelt

in Social Policy Review 25: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2013

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447312741
eISBN:
9781447312857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447312741.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

While employment regulation is clearly lagging behind the development of insecure employment practices, as Silke Bothfeld and Sigrid Betzelt's chapter indicates, social protection policy is shoring ... More


Introduction: Marshall’s Concept Of Citizenship And Contemporary Welfare Reconfiguration

Adalbert Evers and Anne-Marie Guillemard

in Social Policy and Citizenship: The Changing Landscape

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199754045
eISBN:
9780199979455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199754045.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

After outlining the concept of citizenship, as conceptualized by T. H. Marshall half a century ago, this chapter reviews the major debates and criticisms that have developed during the subsequent ... More


From government fragmentation to local governance: welfare reforms and lost opportunities in Italy

Yuri Kazepov and Angela Genova

in Administering welfare reform: International transformations in welfare governance

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346520
eISBN:
9781447301417
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346520.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter looks at the impact of new forms of local governance that are emerging in Italy, as a result of welfare reforms that occurred from 1990 to 2004. The chapter is particularly concerned ... More


Individualising citizenship

Asmund W. Born and Per H. Jensen

in The changing face of welfare: Consequences and outcomes from a citizenship perspective

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861345929
eISBN:
9781447303701
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861345929.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Social Policy

This chapter aims to fill a gap in the understanding of the implementation of activation policies. More specifically, it presents reflections concerning the so-called ‘individual action plan’ (IAP) ... More


Preventing Job Abandonment and Facilitating Work Reintegration in High-Income Countries

Rienk Prins

in Disability and Equity at Work

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199981212
eISBN:
9780199358007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199981212.003.0010
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter focuses on disability and employment for workers who are already part of the workforce and acquire their disability during their earning years; this often happens later in their careers, ... More


Work, health and wellbeing: an introduction

Sarah Vickerstaff, Chris Phillipson, and Ross Wilkie

in Work, Health and Wellbeing: The Challenges of Managing Health at Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9781847428080
eISBN:
9781447305637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428080.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter traces the growing concern with health issues at work and examines the argument that work is good for health. It reviews trends in health and the self-reporting of limiting illnesses. A ... More


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