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Reframing Global Social PolicySocial Investment for Sustainable and Inclusive Growth$
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Christopher Deeming and Paul Smyth

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9781447332497

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.001.0001

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Towards an employment strategy of inclusive growth

Towards an employment strategy of inclusive growth

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(p.145) Six Towards an employment strategy of inclusive growth
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Reframing Global Social Policy
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Günther Schmid

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447332497.003.0007

The inclusive growth agenda prioritises a broad based, employment centred pattern of growth as a foundation of social development. Welfare goals cannot be pursued solely through taxes and transfers ‘after the economic event’. The focus must also be upon the predistribution of economic endowments such as human capital, on the distribution of opportunities within the labour market as well as the wages and conditions of the workforce. This means raising the general level of education and training in the workforce, promoting inclusion of marginalized employees, encouraging transitions between various employment relationships over the life course, and ensuring the potential of social mobility.

Keywords:   Inclusive Growth, Social Investment, Human capital, Labour market, Employment, Unemployment, Precariousness, Dualization

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