1st Edition

Combating Long-Term Unemployment Local/ E.C. Relations

Edited By Kenneth Dyson Copyright 1989

    First published in 1989, Combating Long-Term Unemployment follows on from, and is a companion to, Local Authorities and New Technologies. The book seeks to inform debate by analysing policy responses to the problem of long-term unemployment and by focusing on the role of local initiatives in a European context. Long-term unemployment in Europe is a complicated and multifaceted problem, the policy responses to which need to be studied against various contexts. It is designed to appeal to all those interested in policies to combat long-term unemployment: local and central government officials, private sector organizations whose work is relevant to locally based initiatives, and interested academics.

    List of Figures and Tables List of Contributors Introduction 1. Long-term unemployment: the ideological perspective Kenneth Dyson 2. Long-term unemployment: the international perspective Jerry Sexton 3. The European Commission and long-term unemployment Derrick Johnstone 4. Long-term unemployment: the role of the European Social Fund Stephen Barber 5. Poverty, unemployment and the European Community: lessons from experience John Benington 6. Local labour-market development and long-term unemployment in the EC countries Haris Martinos and Andrea Caspari 7. The role of local employment initiatives in combating long-term unemployment in the European Community Tomas Roseingrave 8. Long-term unemployment and locally-based initiatives: West German experience Manfred Kaiser 9. Strategic responses of local authorities in the United Kingdom to long-term unemployment Derek Portwood 10. Lessons from Strathclyde’s experience: boosting people’s self-confidence Ronald Young 11. Lessons from Bradford’s experience: the integrated approach David Kennedy 12. National/local relationships in policies towards long-term unemployment Anna Whyatt 13. Some conclusions Kenneth Dyson Index


    Edited by Kenneth Dyson