From Controlling to Constructive: Youth unemployment policy in Australia and The Netherlands

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dc.contributor.author Meijers, Frans en_US
dc.contributor.author Te Riele, Kitty en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:55:57Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-28T09:55:57Z
dc.date.issued 2004 en_US
dc.identifier 2006008815 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Meijers Frans and Te Riele Katarina 2004, 'From Controlling to Constructive: Youth unemployment policy in Australia and The Netherlands', Cambridge Journals, vol. 33, no. 1, pp. 3-25. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0047-2794 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/10385
dc.description.abstract Youth unemployment is an issue that has increasingly troubledwestern countries since the 1970s. This paper provides data on youth unemployment in Australia and the Netherlands, and discusses government policy in both countries. The rate of youth unemployment was similar in both countries in the mid 1980s, but since then it has declined dramatically in the Netherlands, while changing little in Australia. Youth unemployment policy in Australia has been driven by the concept of obligation, while in the Netherlands youth unemployment policy has been organised around the principle of a guarantee for youth. The Dutch labour market programme offers more continuity and coherence than the rather ad hoc Australian programmes.However, the paper argues that youth labour market policy in both countries is of a controlling nature, and does not serve marginalised youth. Moreover, policy in neither country meets OECD criteria for effective labour market programs. The paper concludes with the description of a Dutch program which, to a large extent, does meet the OECD criteria, and demonstrates that a more constructive approach to youth unemployment is possible. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Cambridge Journals en_US
dc.title From Controlling to Constructive: Youth unemployment policy in Australia and The Netherlands en_US
dc.parent Journal of Social Policy en_US
dc.journal.volume 33 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Cambridge, UK en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 3 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 25 en_US
dc.cauo.name FASS.Education Group en_US
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dc.personcode 0000046211 en_US
dc.personcode 930811 en_US
dc.percentage 50 en_US
dc.classification.name Social Work en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
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dc.staffid 930811 en_US


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