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

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This is a major new contribution to work on unemployment in Europe. Leading scholars come together to provide a comparative analysis of social policies for combating marginalization of the unemployed across the European Union. Drawing on the results of important research programmes funded by the European Commission, the book puts forward the case for a substantial revision of current policy priorities.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199271849
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/3/2004
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
1 Unemployment, Marginalization Risks, and Welfare Policy 1
2 Unemployment, Poverty, and Social Isolation: An Assessment of the Current State of Social Exclusion Theory 34
3 Psychology of Unemployment and Social Exclusion: Youth Unemployment and the Risk of Social Exclusion 54
4 Gender Differences in Employment Commitment among Unemployed Youth 81
5 What Difference does a Job Make? The Income Consequences of Joblessness in Europe 105
6 Skills and Unemployment 140
7 Economic Redundancy: The Paradoxes of Exemplary Protection 169
8 The Development of Workfare within Social Activation Policies 197
9 The Experience of Activation Policies 223
10 Policy Responses to Marginalization: The Changing Role of the EU 243
References 264
Index 283
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