After the financial crisis of 2008 youth unemployment soared across Europe, leaving a generation of highly qualified young people frustrated in their search for secure, meaningful work.
With contributions from over 90 authors and more than 60 individual contributions this collection summarises the findings of a large-scale EU funding project on Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe (STYLE).
Including the often overlooked and unheard voices of young people themselves, this eclectic range of contributions discuss the distinctive characteristics of the current phase of youth employment.
It provides a comprehensive analysis of the causes of European youth unemployment and assesses the effectiveness of labour market policies across the region.
careers influence economic outcomes at both the micro- and macro-levels. It shows how the ways people engage with both the labour market and the housing system over the course of their lives play a crucial role in determining the social distribution of resources. The chapter begins by using Chapter 2 ’s life course conceptual toolbox to review how employment influences housing behaviour and housing system dynamics. It then inverts the focus to consider the role housing resources, opportunities and constraints play in shaping employment careers and the broader operation
Franklin G. Mixon, Jr. * Department of Economics and International Business, The University of Southern Mississippi, Box 5072, USM Station, Hattlesburg, MS 39406-5072, United States Kamal P. Upadhyaya Department of Economics, University of New Haven, West Haven, CT 06516, United States M. Troy Gibson Department of Political Science, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, United States Regulation, Labor Costs and Employment in the U.S. Congress Abstract - The present paper examines the impact of passage of The Congressional Accounta- bility Act of1995
______ FOUR ___ 73 The changing family–employment balance The slowing down of population growth in combination with population ageing, and changing family forms and structure, characteristic of the first and second demographic transitions, cannot be fully understood without also examining the changing relationship between family life and paid work. One of the main problems associated with low population growth in the developed world is its impact on the size of the population of working age in relation to the inactive dependent
35 THREE The economy, work and employment An efficient economy The financial crisis that began in 2008 has revealed that there is something not quite right about the way that we run our economy: reckless bank loans; debt being sold as a commodity; governments supporting the banks and reducing public expenditure; an increasing proportion of the proceeds of production going to capital, and a decreasing proportion to labour,1 reducing demand and increasing personal debt.2 As Galbraith puts the solution: ‘Sufficient equality in the distribution of income
Policy makers across the world are confronting issues relating to lone parents and employment, with many governments seeking to increase the participation of lone parents in the labour market.
This book is based on an up-to-date analysis of provisions within particular countries, examining whether and how policies support and encourage employment, and drawing out policy lessons. The countries examined are the UK, USA, Australia, France, the Netherlands and Norway. Unlike other studies which have considered this issue, this book includes both country-specific chapters and makes thematic comparisons across countries. Chapters are written by leading experts on lone parenthood in each country.
Lone parents, employment and social policy is essential reading for students in social policy, sociology, human geography, gender and women’s studies, as well as policy makers and practitioners in the field of lone parents and employment. It will be of interest to those who want to know more about these policy developments but also to those interested in broader issues about gender and welfare states.
Policy & Politics vol 31 no 4 511 © The Policy Press, 2003 ISSN 0305 5736 Key words: health selection employment lay perspectives qualitative research Policy & Politics v 31 n 4 511–33 Final submission 2 April 2003 Acceptance 28 April 2003 Health and employment: towards a New Deal Donna Easterlow and Susan J. Smith English This article draws on lay perspectives to question some assumptions underpinning the government’s New Deal for people with long-term illness or disability in Britain. Tracing out the interaction between health and employment