Unemployment in Theory and Practice
Thomas LangeISBN: 1858985951;
Unemployment in Theory and Practice examines the effectiveness of current policies in the battle against unemployment. It uses a variety of country case studies to analyze the range of potential causes of and cures for unemployment and analyzes the complex nature of labor markets. This volume surveys the policy options and prescribes a mix of both macro and microeconomic policies to combat unemployment effectively. The contributors address the issue of policy targeted groups, including self-employed and older workers, and offer a comprehensive survey of key empirical findings. Issues considered include the rising number of self-employed in Australia and the labor market prospects for the aged in Germany. Particular labor market policies arediscussed including the role of training and concerted international action through social democratic and trade union collaboration. The nature of unemployment in countries characterized by economic and social transformation, such...
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