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Active labour market policies and welfare reform

Europe and the US in comparative perspective

Anne Daguerre

Palgrave 2007. 272 s. ISBN 1403988307
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Examining recent policy responses to social exclusion in the US, France, Denmark, the UK, and at the EU level since 1997, Daguerre argues that the development of active labour market policies is not the answer and that the reforms are indicative of a shift towards conditional welfare. The book is based on in-depth interviews with key policy makers.
Introduction: An Overview of Welfare Reform in Europe and The US
The Evolution of The US Workfare Model
Welfare Reform in The UK: Helping or Forcing People Back into Work?
Active Labour Market Policies in Denmark: Towards a Discriminatory Workfare Regime?
Testing Resistance to Change: The Erratic Imposition of Workfare at The Margins of French Society
Activation policies at the EU Level: The Move Towards Workfare
Conclusion: The Advent of The 'Active Welfare State'Author Biographies
ANNE DAGUERRE is Senior Research Fellow in the School of Health and Social Sciences at Middlesex University, UK, where she is also a member of the Social Policy Research Centre.