The Third Sector in France and the Labour Market Policy

  • Édith Archambault
Part of the Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies book series (NCSS)


In France, like in other Western European countries, the third sector has been on a steady increase during the last decades. Similar to the situation in Germany, the French third sector is predominately financed by public money that is concentrated on those subsections which form the core of the welfare state: education, health and social services. However, public funding is currently being reduced and against this background, government and nonprofit organisations are looking for new ways of co-operation. In other words, in France the partnership of the third sector with government is changing as well as its position and role in the French welfare mix.


Social Service Public Funding Volunteer Work Western European Country Nonprofit Sector 
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