Working Schemes?: Active Labour Market Policy in Ireland, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Working Schemes?

Active Labour Market Policy in Ireland, 1st Edition

By Phillip J O'Connell, Frances McGinnity


168 pages

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Published in 1997, this book is an examination of the Irish experience with active labour market policy. This text looks at training in comparison with employment programmes and examines this in the context of strong and weak market orientation. The study is based on a survey which is used to analyze the effect of programme participation on short and long-term employment prospects and on income. The results show that market-orientation is a significant factor in employment scheme success, a factor that has not been taken into account in recent policy changes. The book also points out the applications of this sort of study in other European countries.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Active Labour Market Policy 3. Labour Market Developments in Ireland 4. Analysing Outcomes: The Post-Programme Follow-up Survey 5. The Impact of Programmes 6. The Net Effects of Programme Participation 7. Creaming Off? Social Exclusion and Access to Programmes 8. Conclusions

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Phillip J. O'Connell, Frances McGinnity

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General