Bringing the Jobless into Work?

Experiences with Activation Schemes in Europe and the US

  • Werner Eichhorst
  • Otto Kaufmann
  • Regina Konle-Seidl

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. W. Eichhorst, O. Kaufmann, R. Konle-Seidl, H. -J. Reinhard
    Pages 1-16
  3. W. Eichhorst, M. Grienberger-Zingerle, R. Konle-Seidl
    Pages 17-67
  4. F. Bertozzi, G. Bonoli, F. Ross
    Pages 121-159
  5. E. Sol, M. Sichert, H. van Lieshout, T. Koning
    Pages 161-220
  6. J. Kvist, L. Pedersen, P. A. Köhler
    Pages 221-256
  7. B. Quade, C. J. O’Leary, O. Dupper
    Pages 345-414
  8. R. Konle-Seidl, W. Eichhorst
    Pages 415-443
  9. H. -J. Reinhard, O. Kaufmann
    Pages 445-460
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 461-473

About this book


Over the last decade, many industrialized countries shifted from passive unemployment and welfare benefit regimes and traditional active labor market and social policies to activation strategies by making benefit receipt conditional upon accepting job offers or participation in active labor market schemes. But countries differ with regard to the design of activation instruments and their implementation, the definition of target groups and the effects of activation in the national labor market setting. This volume provides an up-to-date overview of activation strategies in unemployment benefit systems and social assistance in selected European countries and the US. A particular focus lies on the development of activation schemes, governance and implementation as well as on the outcomes of activation in terms of labor market and social integration. The volume is the first to address these issues both from a socio-economic and a legal perspective.


Activation Employment Labour Market Policies Policy Evaluation Social Policies Social Protection Systems integration labor market unemployment

Editors and affiliations

  • Werner Eichhorst
    • 1
  • Otto Kaufmann
    • 2
  • Regina Konle-Seidl
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)BonnGermany
  2. 2.Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Foreign and International Social LawMünchenGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Employment Research (IAB)NürnbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-77434-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-77435-8
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