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Engaging Employers in Apprenticeship Opportunities: Making it Happen Locally

Resources - Author: Angela Attrey, Jonathan Barr, Paul Comyn / Year: 2017

This joint OECD-ILO publication provides guidance on how local and regional governments can foster business-education partnerships in apprenticeship programmes and other types of work-based learning, drawing on case studies across nine countries. There has been increasing interest in apprenticeships which combine on the job training with classroom-based study, providing...

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Women’s Right to Housing in Cases of Domestic Violence in the United Kingdom

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Body: Supreme Court of the United Kingdom / Year: 2011

UK Court expands definition of domestic violence in context of housing rights The Supreme Court of the UK confirmed that the legal definition of the word ‘violence’ expands beyond physical contact, to encompass emotional and psychological as well as financial abuse, for the purposes of being classified as homeless...

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Welfare Conditionality: Sanctions, Support and Behaviour Change

Resources - Author: Peter Dwyer / Year: 2018

This overview summarises the final findings of the Welfare Conditionality project (2013-2018). It presents analysis on the effectiveness, impacts and ethics of welfare conditionality, and the sanctions and mandatory support that underpin this approach. Discussion draws on analyses of qualitative data generated in interviews with 52 policy stakeholders, 27...

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The Impact on Women of Recession and Austerity

Resources - Year: 2015

This report looks at how women have fared through recession and austerity. It finds that while progress on some headline measures of gender equality has continued – the employment and pay gap have continued to narrow, for example – some women are facing new hardships and barriers to...

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Care Act 2014

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2014

An Act to make provision to reform the law relating to care and support for adults and the law relating to support for carers; to make provision about safeguarding adults from abuse or neglect; to make provision about care standards; to establish and make provision about Health Education England;...

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Equality Act 2010

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Year: 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat...

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Are active labour market policies effectivein activating and integrating low-skilledindividuals? An international comparison

Resources - Author: Verónica Escudero / Year: 2018

This paper examines the effectiveness of active labour market policies (ALMPs) in improving labour market outcomes, especially of low-skilled individuals, by means of a pooled cross-country and time series database for 31 advanced countries during the period 1985 – 2010. The analysis includes aspects of the delivery system to see how the performance of ALMPs...

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Second Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe

Resources - Author: Freek Spinnewijn, Manuel Domergue, Marc Uhry, Maria-José Aldanas, Ruth Owen, Sarah Coupechoux / Year: 2017

Since 2015, FEANTSA and the Fondation Abbé Pierre have released a yearly Overview of Housing Exclusion in Europe. These annual reports look at the latest Eurostat data (EU-SILC) and assess EU countries’ capacity to adequately house their populations. The 2017 version reveals alarming evidence of rising homelessness across the majority of...

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Unimpeded Access to Accountability Mechanisms for Workers in the United Kingdom

Legal depository - Country: United Kingdom / Body: Supreme Court of the United Kingdom / Year: 2017

Summary:  Prior to the enactment of the Employment Tribunals and the Employment Appeal Tribunal Fees Order 2013 (Fees Order) in the UK, a claimant could pursue and appeal employment proceedings without paying any fee. Fees were introduced under the Fees Order, with the amount varying depending on factors including...

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Mental Health in the Workplace (Executive Summary and Introduction)

Resources - Year: 2000

Everyone has the right to decent and productive work in conditions of freedom, equity, security, and human dignity. For people with mental health problems, achieving this right is particularly challenging. The International Labour Organization’s (ILO) mandate on disability issues is laid down in the ILO Convention concerning Vocational Rehabilitation...

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Children of Austerity: impact of the great recession on child poverty in rich countries

Resources - Author: András Gábos, Aya K. Abe, Bea Cantillon, Bertrand Maître, Brian Nolan, Carina Mood, Chiara Saraceno, Christopher Wimer, Gill Main, István György Tóth, Jan O. Jonsson, Jonathan Bradshaw, Julie Vinck, Luisa Natali, Manos Matsaganis, Peter Krause, Sara Ayllón, Sudhanshu Handa, Thomas Bahle, Timothy Smeeding, Wim Van Lancker, Yekaterina Chzhen / Year: 2017

The 2008 financial crisis triggered the worst global recession since the Great Depression. Many OECD countries responded to the crisis by reducing social spending. Through 11 diverse country case studies (Belgium, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, and the United States), this volume describes the...

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Basic Income as a Policy Option: technical background note illustrating costs and distributional implications for selected countries

Resources - Author: Herwig Immervoll, James Browne / Year: 2017

The concept of a Basic Income (BI), an unconditional transfer paid to each individual is not new. However, although many OECD countries have non-contributory, non-means tested benefits for certain groups (most commonly children or pensioners) no country has made a BI the central pillar of its social security system....

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Investing in the Care Economy:  A gender analysis of employment stimulus in seven OECD countries

Resources - Author: Diane Perrons, Jerome De Henau, Susan Himmelweit, Zofia Łapniewska / Year: 2016

Increasing public investment would stimulate employment and economic growth and provide a more effective means of moving out of recession than current austerity policies. This report makes such a case for public investment that is in social as well as physical infrastructure. By social infrastructure we mean education, care...

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Poverty and shame: global experiences

Resources - Author: Elaine Chase, Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo / Year: 2014

Poverty and Shame: Global Experiences, edited by Elaine Chase and Grace Bantebya-Kyomuhendo,  explores Nobel laureate Amartya Sen’s contention that shame lies at the absolutist core of poverty. It draws on a wealth of empirical evidence to demonstrate how paying greater attention to the psychological and social consequences of poverty...

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The shame of poverty: global perspectives

Resources - Author: Robert Walker / Year: 2014

The Shame of Poverty, edited by Robert Walker, presents comparable evidence from the seven countries, challenges the conventional thinking that separates discussion of poverty found in the Global North from that prevalent in the Global South. It demonstrates that the emotional experience of poverty, with its attendant social and...

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European Code of Social Security

Legal depository - Country: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom / Year: 1964

This code provides guidelines the Council of Europe’s member States approach to social security. Link to code...

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