Employment Policy in Transition

The Lessons of German Integration for the Labor Market

Author: Regina T. Riphahn,Dennis J. Snower,Klaus F. Zimmermann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642565603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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A historically unique experiment is about to enter its second decade - German unification. Early hopes for a rapid and smooth economic transformation soon turned out to be overly optimistic. Despite massive financial transfers, the political promise of a "blooming landscape" remains a vision. Actual developments have left deep scars on the labor market, and the effects will be felt for decades to come. Was this outcome to be expected, perhaps even inevitable? What went wrong, and what were the available options? Or is the current state of Eastern German labor market in fact better than is commonly assumed?
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Youth Labor in Transition

Inequalities, Mobility, and Policies in Europe

Author: Jacqueline O'Reilly,Janine Leschke,Renate Ortlieb,Martin Seeleib-Kaiser,Paola Villa

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190864818

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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Exacerbated by the Great Recession, youth transitions to employment and adulthood have become increasingly protracted, precarious, and differentiated by gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Youth Labor in Transition examines young people's integration into employment, alongside the decisions and consequences of migrating to find work and later returning home. The authors identify key policy challenges for the future related to NEETS, overeducation, self-employment, and ethnic differences in outcomes. This illustrates the need to encompass a wider understanding of youth employment and job insecurity by including an analysis of economic production and how it relates to social reproduction of labor if policy intervention is to be effective. The mapping and extensive analysis in this book are the result of a 3½-year, European Union-funded research project (Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe, or STYLE; http://www.style-research.eu) coordinated by Jacqueline O'Reilly. With an overall budget of just under 5 million euros and involving 25 research partners; an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, unions, and policymakers; and non-governmental organizations from more than 20 European countries, STYLE is one of the largest European Commission-funded research projects to exist on this topic. Consequently, this book will appeal to an array of audiences, including academic and policy researchers in sociology, political science, economics, management studies, and more particular labor market and social policy; policy communities; and bachelor's- and master's-level students in courses on European studies or any of the aforementioned subject areas.
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Labour Markets in Transition

Balancing Flexibility & Security in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Sandrine Cazes,Alena Nešporová

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9789221137238

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 161

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This report also refers to Central Asian CIS countries (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan)
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Work, Employment and Transition

Author: Al Rainnie,Adrian Smith,Adam Swain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134534973

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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Since the late 1980s the experiences of work and employment in the former communist world have been profoundly transformed. Work, Employment and Transition brings together a series of essays by leading international scholars which highlights the varied and complex forms that work and employment restructuring are taking in the post-soviet world, and makes important theoretical contributions to our understanding of these transformations.
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Chinese Social Policy in a Time of Transition

Author: Douglas Besharov,Karen Baehler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019999031X

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

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Examines the consolidation of Chinese social policy, partly as a result of economic liberalization and expansion.
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Criminal Policy in Transition

Author: Penny Green,Andrew Rutherford

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1847313167

Category: Law

Page: 301

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Criminal Policy in Transition comes along at a time when the literature in criminology is desperately short of "global?? perspectives. It helps fill that gap while it presents important new insights into changing penal policy and practice. That it raises as many questions as it seems to answer is one of its great strengths. The authors write knowledgeably about their home societies without being prematurely bounded by comparative criteria. As a result,they develop a complex and uneven image of similarities and differences, of divergence and convergence through time. In this sense the collection offers a model of how international collaborative work should proceed. The book is the product of a workshop held at the International Institute for the Sociology of Law (IISL) in Onati, Spain. The IISL is a partnership between the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law and the Basque Government
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Employment Policies and Programmes in Central and Eastern Europe

Author: Martin Godfrey,Peter Richards,Peter J. Richards,Peter Godfray Richards

Publisher: International Labour Organization

ISBN: 9789221095156

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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This volume contains country studies on Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Ukraine, and examines government responsibilities in relation to employment, ways of improving the labor market, and the financing of employment services and unemployment benefits.
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Public Finance Reform During the Transition

The Experience of Hungary

Author: Lajos Bokros,Jean-Jacques Dethier

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821342527

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 580

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Public finance reform is simultaneously a process of fiscal adjustment and structural reforms in the public sector. Under socialist rule, Hungary's concept of public finance was nebulous, since there was no clear delineation between private and public sectors. As a transition country, structural reforms were aimed at creating not only sustainable institutional arrangements but were aimed at creating a government sector adapted to a market economy as well. The former socialist states were forced into abrupt transitions; and there was little time for minds and institutions to adapt. This volume aims to provide a comprehensive description of Hungary's experience of public finance reform in a former socialist economy, including: a history of the reform process; an empirical analysis of trends in public spending and revenues; evidence of Hungary's ability to move towards accession to the European Union (EU); a description of policy reforms in the public welfare system; an analysis of the reforms in key aspects of the institutional framework; and an examination of the tax system.
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Youth in Transition

Housing, Employment, Social Policies and Families in France and Spain

Author: Teresa Jurado Guerrero

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135175260X

Category: Social Science

Page: 376

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This title was first published in 2002: In recent years there has been a trend among young people across Europe towards remaining longer in their parental homes. Many reasons have been suggested for this change in demographic patterns, but Teresa Jurado Guerrero’s study of France and Spain represents the first in-depth cross-national analysis of this important social and economic issue. The book provides systematic comparisons of living arrangements at cross-national, cross-regional and individual levels and examines the results of two large-scale national surveys. It investigates the relevance of young people’s employment situations, social policies related to youth, national and regional housing markets and family norms, and identifies policy measures which would encourage early home-leaving and family formation. The book exposes the existence and effects of different national and individual strategies surrounding the process of becoming socially independent, and offers unique insights into an issue of key relevance for parents, young people, researchers and policy makers.
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Health Policy in Transition

A Decade of Health Politics, Policy, and Law

Author: Lawrence David Brown

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822307907

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

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Examines how to contain rising costs of health care and looks at the welfare state in advanced democracies. Probes into the prospective payment system and addresses the politics of health policy in the U.S. Finally, focuses on prevention (policy measure) and explains the rediscovery of market principles and solutions in law and policy.
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Federal manpower policy in transition

National Manpower Advisory Committee letters to the Secretaries of Labor and of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1972-73

Author: United States. National Manpower Advisory Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 98

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Fiscal Policies in Economies in Transition

Author: Mr. Vito Tanzi,Antonis Adam

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1455291137

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 469

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The collapse of central economic planning in many countries and the breakup of the Soviet Union have put into disarray systems of government revenues and expenditures in those countries. This collection of 16 papers, edited by Vito Tanzi, analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of fiscal policies under the old system of central planning and suggests ways to revitalize those policies in the newly emerging market economies.
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Federal Manpower Policy in Transition

Letters to the Secretaries of Labor and of Health, Education, and Welfare, 1972-73

Author: United States. National Manpower Advisory Committee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Occupational training

Page: 98

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The Dynamics of Full Employment

Social Integration Through Transitional Labour Markets

Author: G_nther Schmid,Bernard Gazier

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781843765400

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 443

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Persistent unemployment is recognized as one of the main mechanisms of social and political exclusion. The Dynamics of Full Employment provides a new and fresh approach to the question of full employment in contemporary society. It offers an international
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Welfare States in Transition

National Adaptations in Global Economies

Author: Gøsta Esping-Andersen

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0857021869

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This wide-ranging comparative analysis of contemporary and future changes in welfare states looks at the different trajectories of the welfare states of Europe, North America, the Antipodes, and the emerging scenarios in Latin America, East Asia and Central and Eastern Europe. Leading experts on each of these regions examine the current structures of social protection, consider the causes of the current welfare state crisis and highlight evolving trends for welfare policy. Different welfare states are shown to manifest different forms of crisis. Among the symptoms of crisis, Welfare States in Transition suggests that the effect of popluation ageing is exaggerated, and an at least equally fundamental challenge lies in the revolution of the modern family and the changing economic role of women. The contributors are sceptical about the neo-liberal formula for reform, not only because it increases inequality but also because it does not address the growing need for an active social investment policy to ensure against entrapment in poverty or low-paid jobs.
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