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By Mikael Holmqvist

Around the conventional welfare states of Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Canada there was expanding emphasis on 'activation' through the unemployed as a device for combating unemployment. The center inspiration of activation programmes is the combination and empowerment of jobseekers via energetic work-related measures instead of passive source of revenue aid. even though, the empirical proof of the efficacy of activation programmes is way from conclusive and there were no systematic reports of the consequences of activation programmes at the lives of the unemployed those who come into touch with them. This ebook is predicated on an in depth ethnographic learn of the hugely praised Swedish rehabilitation association Samhall. the result's a key quantity for these operating and learning inside welfare, poverty, incapacity and distinct wishes.

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