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Labour Market of Opportunities?: Specialists Assess Ability to Work
Linköping University, Department of Medical and Health Sciences, Division of Community Medicine. Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences.
2015 (English)In: Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market: The Swedish Model in the Post-Financial Crisis Era / [ed] Christina Garsten, J. Lindvert and Renita Thedvall, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, people who had never before had cause to worry about losing their jobs entered the ranks of the unemployed for the first time. In Sweden, the welfare state has been radically challenged and mass unemployment has become a reality in what used to be viewed as a model case for a full employment society. With an emphasis on Sweden in the context of transnational regulatory change, Makeshift Work in a Changing Labour Market discusses how the market mediates employment and moves on to explore the ways in which employees adjust to a new labour market. Focusing on the legibility, measurability and responsibility of jobseekers, the expert contributors of this book bring together an analysis of activation policy and new ways of organizing the mediation of work, with implications for the individual jobseeker. Students and researchers of labour market policy, the organization of markets and work and society both in Sweden and abroad will find this book to be of interest. Policy makers will find the empirical examples of policy processes among employees an extremely useful and insightful tool.

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Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015.
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Work Sciences Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-112412ISBN: 9781783479733OAI: diva2:766077
Available from: 2014-11-26 Created: 2014-11-26 Last updated: 2014-11-26

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