Beating the ‘churning’ trap in the youth labour market


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Author: Worth, Sean


In this article, the author argues that young people who ‘churn’ between welfare and the ‘bottom step of the employment ladder’ are actually restricted by a welfare regime that is more attuned to meeting the short-term skill needs of employers in the more casualised job sectors. It is proposed that welfare-to-work aim to build the intermediate skills base, currently underdeveloped in the UK, to meet the demand for intermediate technical and business skills that are not currently serviced by government provisions. The author explores the employability approach to youth unemployment and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Policy; Outcomes; Youth; Skills and knowledge; Labour market; Employment

Keywords: Recommendations; Employability; Skill shortage; Unemployed; Unemployment; Entry into working life

Geographic subjects: Europe; Great Britain

Published: London, England: Sage Publications, 2005

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Journal volume: 19

Journal number: 2

Journal date: June 2005

Pages: pp.403-414

ISSN: 0950-0170, 1469-8722 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Sean Worth

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 82.338

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