Getting onto the Path to Work
Getting onto the Path to Work is a new TUC report by Christopher Schwartz. In it he looks at the international experience of job creation programmes, focusing on job guarantees. He concentrates on programmes in Denmark, Flanders and Wales, with briefer reviews of schemes in France and Finland.
One of his lessons is that countries that are accepted as having successfully used ‘activation’ strategies to tackle unemployment haven’t relied on punitive measures, but instead have used a “cocktail of measures to facilitate access to employment.” The analysis and the recommendations are worth reading in full and you can find the report here.