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Youth Transition and Life Course Policy in Social Investment States: An Exploration of Related Social Policy Reforms in Sweden and UK
Social Policy & Social Work (2014)
  • Chih-lung Huang
Abstract
It is one of the most important issues to resolve youth unemployment problem for every country during the era of rapid economic and social-structural transformation. Related strategies of the European Union stressed the policy instruments of prompting human capital for unemployed youth. How does the social investment state idea strengthen labor supply through state power and combine with different institutional context of state? What is the specific life course policy for these states? In this article I try to trace the two representatives of social investment state in European Union -- Sweden and UK, especially about youth transition from the related social policies. Through the analysis of youth transition policies, I detached the implications of life course policy of the two states for future research, especially comparative analysis.
Keywords
  • youth transition,
  • social Policy,
  • social investment state,
  • active labour market policy,
  • life course policy
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Publication Date
Winter December, 2014
Publisher Statement
Published
Citation Information
Chih-lung Huang. "Youth Transition and Life Course Policy in Social Investment States: An Exploration of Related Social Policy Reforms in Sweden and UK" Social Policy & Social Work Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/chihlung_huang/9/