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Rushing towards employability-centred activation: the ‘Hartz reforms’ in Germany

Dirk Jacobi and Katrin Mohr

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/9781861347978.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter describes the basic principles that support the new approach to activation in Germany. The discussion examines the individualised measures and services that form a relevant part of the ... More


Ending Persistent Poverty:: Pathways to Reform and Empowerment

Sabria Al-Thawr

in Arab Human Development in the Twenty-first Century: The Primacy of Empowerment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166587
eISBN:
9781617975912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166587.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The Arab world possesses ample human resources, with young people making up the highest proportion of the population. It also enjoys tremendous wealth, particularly in the form of oil reserves. ... More


How Workers and the Government Have Dealt with Economic Crisis and Industrial Decline: 1929 and 2007

Edward Montgomery

in Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter begins with a brief review of the evidence on the causes of the Great Depression and its impact on workers and their families. It examines some of the similarities and differences in the ... More


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