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'An offer you can't refuse'Workfare in international perspective$
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Ivar Lodemel and Heather Trickey

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9781861341952

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861341952.001.0001

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Comparing workfare programmes – features and implications

Comparing workfare programmes – features and implications

(p.248) (p.249) Nine Comparing workfare programmes – features and implications
'An offer you can't refuse'

Heather Trickey

Policy Press

This chapter provides a systematic overview of the most ‘workfarelike’ workfare policies in each of the countries that previous chapters have discussed. A comparison of the programmes in terms of their aims and ideological underpinnings, their target groups, their administrative framework, and the extent to which they diverge from an ‘ideal-type’ workfare model is included. It discusses the patterns of variation, and ends with a section of the implications for the future of workfare. It concludes that workfare programmes are faced with a common set of problems that come directly from the fact that they are compulsory, work-based and targeted at a population facing formidable barriers to work.

Keywords:   workfarelike, workfare policies, comparison of programmes, ideal-type workfare model, patterns of variation, implications, future of workfare, barriers to work

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