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Getting Welfare to WorkStreet-Level Governance in Australia, the UK, and the Netherlands$
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Mark Considine, Jenny M. Lewis, Siobhan O'Sullivan, and Els Sol

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780198743705

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.001.0001

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Conclusions: Welfare Markets and the Politics of Activation

Conclusions: Welfare Markets and the Politics of Activation

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(p.160) 10 Conclusions: Welfare Markets and the Politics of Activation
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Getting Welfare to Work
Author(s):

Mark Considine

Jenny M. Lewis

Siobhan O’Sullivan

Els Sol

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198743705.003.0010

The book concludes with a discussion of the implications of the reforms to welfare services that have occurred over the last decade and a half, and the effects these have had on frontline work in Australia, the Netherlands, and the UK. It provides a summary overview of the many policy changes that have occurred in the three nations in regard to employment services, and uses a comparison to draw conclusions about the degree of convergence between them. It also draws some broader conclusions about the core idea of governance change and the new administrative science, providing insights into institutional and policy design and how these play out in different national contexts.

Keywords:   Welfare-to-Work, employment services, welfare markets, activation, public policy, social policy, governance change, convergence, comparison

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