The emergence of long term unemployment and benefit dependency has posed challenges for the German and British welfare states. New strategies aimed at ‘activating’ benefit systems, ‘making work pay’ and improving the efficiency of labour market programmes are being implemented, though with significant time lags in both countries. Delivering these policies has involved radical change in traditional employment and benefit payment bureaucracies and new approaches to the contractual relationships through which non-for-profit and for-profit organisations deliver active labour market programmes.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|