Published in 1998, this book looks at unemployment in Ireland, the country's most serious social and economic problem. It is the major contributor to poverty, exclusion and social decay. This book contributes to the growing debate on the unemployment problem in Ireland. It is the first academic collection of papers on this issue and contains contributions from some of Ireland's most respected economists. It offers alternative views of the Irish labour market, with these views shedding light on many aspects of the unemployment problem, including exchange rates influences, aggregate demand analysis, labour market policies and the historical perspective. Since this book assesses the problem of unemployment from different perspectives, it should widen the discussion of this most serious issue.
’…well tabulated contribution on education and family backgrounds…the willingness of the state to engage in training and job creation.’ Labour History
1. Unemployment in Ireland: a post-Keynesian/institutionalist perspective 2. Unemployment, non-participation and labour market slack among Irish males 3. A review of the role of active labour market policies in Ireland 4. Comment 5. Education, deprivation, hysteresis, unemployment 6. Male long term unemployment and structural employment changes in Ireland 7. Irish unemployment in a European context 8. Does the exchange rate regime affect the unemployment rates? 8. Comment.
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