Reconnecting to Work: Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and Its Consequences

Title

Reconnecting to Work: Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and Its Consequences

Year

2012

Abstract

The goal of this book is to enable a better understanding of the consequences of long-term unemployment and the policies that are needed to address it. The contributors present research that examines the psychological as well as economic consequences of experiencing a prolonged spell of joblessness. Included are discussions of policies to increase job creation and to get the long-term unemployed back into jobs.

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Download Foreword (249 KB)

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Download 4. Causality in the Relationship between Mental Health and Unemployment (316 KB)

Contents

Foreword: What Happened to Shared Prosperity and Full Employment and How to Get Them Back: A Seussian Perspective/ Richard B. Freeman

  1. Introduction / Lauren D. Appelbaum
  2. Job Displacements in Recessions: An Overview of Long-Term Consequences and Policy Options / Till von Wachter
  3. Labor Market Policy in the Great Recession: Lessons from Denmark and Germany / John Schmitt
  4. Causality in the Relationship between Mental Health and Unemployment / Timothy M. Diette, Arthur H. Goldsmith, Darrick Hamilton, and William Darity Jr.
  5. Work Together to Let Everyone Work / Hilbrand Oldenhuis and Louis Polstra
  6. Stabilizing Employment : The Role of Short-Time Compensation / Vera Brusentsev and Wayne Vroman
  7. Labor Market Measures in the Crisis and the Convergence of Social Models / Michele Tiraboschi and Silvia Spattini

ISBN

cloth 9780880994088; paper 9780880994064

Subject Areas

UNEMPLOYMENT, DISABILITY, and INCOME SUPPORT PROGRAMS; Unemployment insurance; Benefits and duration; Short time compensation

Reconnecting to Work: Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and Its Consequences

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