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

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dc.contributor.author Meijers, F
dc.contributor.author Te Riele, K
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-28T09:55:57Z
dc.date.issued 2004-01
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Social Policy, 2004, 33 (1), pp. 3 - 25
dc.identifier.issn 0047-2794
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.
dc.publisher Cambridge Journals
dc.title From Controlling to Constructive: Youth unemployment policy in Australia and The Netherlands
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Journal of Social Policy
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 33
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
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 160506 Education Policy
dc.for 1607 Social Work
dc.personcode 930811
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
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords en_US
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pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Research in Learning and Change


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