European Industrial Relations Review, no.305, 1999, p. 22-25
Active labour market policies have been a key element in the Danish government's strategy to reduce unemployment. Article tracks the latest developments in schemes designed to "activate" unemployed people and attempts to reduce the number of workers seeking early retirement.
J. F. East
Families in Society, vol.80, 1999, p
Considers barriers which prevent US women on welfare from gaining employment. Four categories of hidden issues facing women in the welfare reform environment have been identified. They include:
R. C. Leone and G. Anrig (editors)
New York: Century Foundation Press, 1999
The US Social Security Program was created to reduce poverty among the elderly. Book begins by explaining in detail how the program works and by giving an overview of ideas for reforming the system. Next focuses on the future impact of the retirement of the "baby-boom" generation and describes the wide economic disparities among American families and Social Security's critical role in alleviating poverty. Scrutinizes plans for transforming Social Security into a collection of individual investment accounts and summarises the main features of prominent Social Security reform plans.