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The Local Dimension of Welfare-to-Work
An International Survey
OECD. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  23 Nov 1999
Pages: 348 , Language: English
Version: E-book (PDF Format)
ISBN: 9789264174122 , OECD Code: 041999061E1
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Traditional welfare and employment policies have been unable to tackle the problems of high unemployment and exclusion in OECD countries and recently a wave of new approaches has emerged together with new political notions of welfare-to-work. This book describes these new approaches in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, France and the Netherlands. All these countries are relying increasingly on local agencies to design and manage policy to try and ensure that policy solutions meet local needs and to bring to bear local energies, skills and resources. What is the role that local agencies can play? How can they be integrated in effective partnerships? And what policy tools can best be applied? This book gives valuable answers to these questions and shows that governments and practitioners have much to learn from each other on the practicalities of implementing effective welfare-to-work policies.

These Proceedings of the Sheffield Conference, held in November 1998 in collaboration with the Department for Education and Employment (DfEE) in the United Kingdom, were prepared by the Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme of the OECD's Territorial Development Service.

Table of contents:

Chapter 1. Introduction
Part I: Local Approaches ot Welfare-to-Work. An Assessment of Recent Innovations
Chapter 2. Creating the Balance between Local Flexibility and a Central Framework
Chapter 3. Making Local Partnerships Work
Chapter 4. Promising Local Policy Tools
Chapter 5. Conclusions and Perspectives for the Future
Part II: Case Study Papers
Chapter 6. A Comparison of Local Approaches to Welfare-to-Work in the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Netherlands by Dr. Dan Finn, Portsmouth University, UK
Chapter 7. Issues Raised by Welfare Reform in the United States by Robert Straits, W. J. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, USA.
Chapter 8. Welfare-to-Work Partnerships: Lessons from the United Kingdom by Mike Campbell, Simon Foy, and Jo Hutchinson, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK.
Chapter 9. United States Experience in Engaging the Business Sector in Welfare-to-Work Policies by Lyn Hogan, Welfare-to-Work Partnership, USA
Chapter 10. Social Enterprises: A Local Tool for Welfare-to-Work Policies by Carlo Borzaga, University of Trento, Italy
Chapter 11. New Approaches to Public Income Support in Canada by Alice Nakamura, University of Alberta; Ging Wong, Human Resources Development Canada; and W.Evwin Diewert, University of British Columbia, Canada
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