Description - Putting Workfare in Place by Peter Sunley
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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(229mm x 154mm x mm)
Blackwell Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Peter Sunley
Peter Sunley is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Southampton. He has authored around 50 articles on economic and labour geography and on local and regional economic development. Ron Martin is Professor of Economic Geography at the University of Cambridge, Professorial Fellow of St Catharine's College, Cambridge, and Fellow of the Cambridge-MIT Institute. He has published more than 20 books including Geographies of Labour Market Inequality (2003)and more than 150 articles on regional economic growth, the geography of finance, labour geography, and the geographies of state policy. Corinne Nativel is Research Fellow in the Department of Geography and Geomatics at the University of Glasgow. Her work centres on welfare restructuring, labour market and social policy with a special focus on youth and gender. She has published several books and articles including Economic Transition, Unemployment and Active Labour Market Policy (2004).