Changing Labour Markets, Welfare Policies and Citizenship by Per H. Jenson, Jorgen Goul Andersen

By Per H. Jenson, Jorgen Goul Andersen

Social marginalisation as a result of altering labour markets in a world, knowledge-intensive economic system poses a huge problem to foreign welfare states. Addressing the matter from a citizenship point of view, this booklet contributes considerably to the knowledge of coverage difficulties and the improvement of acceptable innovations. "Changing labour markets, welfare rules and citizenship" readdresses the query of ways complete citizenship might be preserved and built within the face of putting up with labour marketplace pressures. It: clarifies the connection among altering labour markets, welfare regulations and citizenship; discusses attainable ways that the spill-over impact from labour industry marginality to lack of citizenship might be avoided; specifies this challenge when it comes to the younger, older humans, women and men and immigrants; deals theoretical and conceptual definitions of citizenship as a brand new, substitute method of empirical analyses of labour marketplace marginalisation and its outcomes; and highlights the teachings to be discovered from differing ways in eu nations. This e-book offers very important insights for teachers and scholars in comparative social coverage, sociology and political technology. it may even be of worth to coverage makers within the box of social and labour industry coverage.

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One thing is obvious: the process of internationalisation has changed the employment landscape of Europe. Manufacturing is decreasing rapidly and new forms of services are taking root very fast. The demands for flexibility within the labour market have never been greater. The risks of increasing social displacement and increasing poverty in some European countries and regions are evident. The need for fast adjustments and a proactive policy to cope with the structural changes in demand for labour is also obvious.

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This has been the case in the US during the last couple of decades. In contrast, a substantial number of EU states have succeeded in maintaining relatively strong social safety nets even in times of high unemployment. It is worth recognising the existence of different welfare state regimes within Europe. Different welfare state regimes Different welfare state regimes provide different settings for the wellbeing of wage-earners. Countries such as Denmark and Sweden represent a welfare state model that differs significantly from the models of the US, UK and some continental European countries by maintaining a universal social coverage in case of unemployment based on an assumption of the individual rights and needs of the labour force.

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