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Employability and local labour market policy.

McQuaid, Ronald W, Green, Anne E and Danson, Mike (2006) Employability and local labour market policy. Urban Studies Monographs . Routledge. ISBN 978-0415376303

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The concept of employability has provided a foundation for much current labour market policy. It has also provided a useful framework for analyzing national and urban labour markets and related policies in a variety of different circumstances both for those in and out of work.

The papers in this book help progress the concept of employability, demonstrating the importance of the geographic and spatial context, and showing its flexibility and usefulness as a basis for theory, analysis and policy. The papers are divided into two main sections:


understanding the concept of employability
lessons for labour market policy in changing labour markets.
The chapters also provide general insights into many current labour market policy debates. As employability continues to be the foundation of many labour market policies, this volume considers the economic and geographical dimensions of employability in local labour market analysis and policy.


This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Urban Studies

Item Type: Book
ISBN: 978-0415376303
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability; labour market policy;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 4442
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 25 May 2011 16:17
Last Modified: 25 May 2011 16:17
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/4442

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