Modernisation or workfare? New Labour's work based welfare state

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Fundamental changes in the nature of and availability of employment have intensified the pressures being experienced by welfare systems throughout the OECD. In particular, it is suggested that long term unemployment and social exclusion are being exacerbated by changes in the character and availability of ‘entry level’ jobs and in the demand for unskilled workers, and by the passive nature of traditional social assistance and unemployment compensation systems.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)355-374
Number of pages20
JournalCompetition and Change
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2001


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