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Understanding Unemployment : New Perspectives on Active Labour Market Policies - Eithne McLaughlin

Understanding Unemployment

New Perspectives on Active Labour Market Policies

By: Eithne McLaughlin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 27th August 1992
ISBN: 9780415078061
Number Of Pages: 240

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In the late 1980's a consensus appeared to have emerged that a level of unemployment around 1.6 million was satisfactory. The subsequent rise in unemployment showed that this satisfaction was misplaced. The British economy remains an 'economy of unemployment', vulnerable to cyclical recession and large scale job loss. Why this should be so and what was wrong with policy towards unemployment and the labour market are the tiwn foci of this book. Its emphasis is on the analysis of the structure of unemployment and through that identification of responsible policies which could address unemployment. The book includes contributions from economics, sociology, social policy, law, psychology and geography. It addresses such crucial issues as the nature of labour supply and demand, employer recruitment practices, the effect of unemoployment on individuals and families and the potential impact of European Integration. Taken together, they offer new and positive perspectives on unemployment and on the nature of effective, active labour market policies.

Towards Active Labour Market Policies: An overview
Labour Supply and Demand in the Nineties
An economy of Unemployment?
Unemployment Risks
The Role of Employers in the labour market
Psychological or Material Deprivation: Why does unemployment have mental health consequences?
Social Security and Labour Market Policy
Unemployment, Marginal Work and the Black Economy
Hidden Unemployment and the Labour Market
Regional and local Differentials in Labour
Europeanisation- the implications for UK policies on labour supply and demand Simon deakin
Index
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ISBN: 9780415078061
ISBN-10: 0415078067
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 27th August 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1