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Putting Workfare in Place. Local Labour Markets and the New Deal. RGS–IBG Book Series

  • ID: 2383027
  • Book
  • December 2005
  • 256 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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The New Deal for Young People, introduced in April 1998, has been a flagship of the Labour Government. This book is the first comprehensive and authoritative analysis of the New Deal and examines how far the programme has succeeded in responding to the diversity of conditions in local labour markets across the UK.

The book argues that profound differences in local labour market conditions have exerted a telling influence on the New Deal s achievements. It proposes that contemporary labour market policy should not only be based on theories and models of the national economy and of individual behaviour, but that policy design also needs to recognise the importance of the local and regional labour market contexts which shape its viability and outcomes. By situating policy in this way, the book not only examines how workfare has been put in place in the UK, but also puts place into workfare.

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Series Editors′ Preface vi

Preface vii

List of Tables ix

List of Figures xi

1 Locating the New Deal 1

2 The Geographies of Worklessness 26

3 Local Disparities in the Performance of Welfare–to–Work 59

4 Welfare–to–Work in Local Context 99

5 A Geography of Mismatch? Employers, Jobs and Training 127

6 Localising Welfare–to–Work? 155

7 Conclusions 183

Notes 208

Bibliography 212

Index 231

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Peter Sunley
Ron Martin
Corinne Nativel
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