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Bringing the Jobless into Work?

Experiences with Activation Schemes in Europe and the US

Editors: Eichhorst, Werner, Kaufmann, Otto, Konle-Seidl, Regina (Eds.)

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  • Provides an overview of activating labor market strategies in selected European countries and the US
  • Shows the most successful instruments in reaching reintegration into the labor market and social integration
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Over the last decade, many industrialized countries shifted from passive unemployment and welfare benefit regimes and traditional active labor market and social policies to activation strategies by making benefit receipt conditional upon accepting job offers or participation in active labor market schemes. But countries differ with regard to the design of activation instruments and their implementation, the definition of target groups and the effects of activation in the national labor market setting. This volume provides an up-to-date overview of activation strategies in unemployment benefit systems and social assistance in selected European countries and the US. A particular focus lies on the development of activation schemes, governance and implementation as well as on the outcomes of activation in terms of labor market and social integration. The volume is the first to address these issues both from a socio-economic and a legal perspective.

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Aus den Rezensionen: “... Der Band schließt mit einer Bilanz, welche die Aktivierung als neues Element der Sozialpolitik der Staaten ansieht. Sie wird durch das Recht umfassend gefordert. Der Band gibt einen eindrucksvollen Einblick in eine komplexe Welt sozialer Reformen und analysiert die eingetroffenen Veränderungen überzeugend.“ (Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Eberhard Eichenhofer, in: ZESAR Zeitschrift für europäische Sozial- und Arbeitsrecht, 2009, Issue 5-6, S. 255) From the reviews: “Provides an overview of activation strategies in unemployment benefit systems and social assistance schemes in selected European countries and in the US. … The book provides a very good overview of different solutions, concepts and results of activation. It serves as valuable research tool and will be of great interest for scholars from social sciences, economics and law, as well as for those engaged in comparative studies.” (Stamatia Devetzi, European Journal of Social Security, Vol. 11 (3), 2009) “The book has a fairly standard format of an introduction, country specific chapters, and two summary style conclusions, one on evidence around activation and the other legal. … book has a novel legal angle, which will appeal to readers of this journal … it offers a description of emerging patterns of welfare reform that are fairly well documented elsewhere. … This book is especially for those who want the extra legal context that this book offers, which will include many readers of this journal.” (Paul Gregg, Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 31 (1), 2009)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Bringing the Jobless into Work? An Introduction to Activation Policies

    Pages 1-16

    Eichhorst, W. (et al.)

  • Activation Policies in Germany: From Status Protection to Basic Income Support

    Pages 17-67

    Eichhorst, W. (et al.)

  • The French Strategy against Unemployment: Innovative but Inconsistent

    Pages 69-120

    Barbier, J. -C. (et al.)

  • The Swiss Road to Activation: Legal Aspects, Implementation and Outcomes

    Pages 121-159

    Bertozzi, F. (et al.)

  • Activation as a Socio-Economic and Legal Concept: Laboratorium the Netherlands

    Pages 161-220

    Sol, E. (et al.)

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eBook $149.00
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Hardcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-09607-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bringing the Jobless into Work?
Book Subtitle
Experiences with Activation Schemes in Europe and the US
Editors
  • Werner Eichhorst
  • Otto Kaufmann
  • Regina Konle-Seidl
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-77435-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-77435-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-77434-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-09607-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 473
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