The Comparative Experience with Retraining Programmes in The United States and Europe

  • Margaret S. Gordon


IN the Spring of 1962, the United States Congress enacted the Manpower Development and Training Act, which provided for a large-scale public programme for the retraining of unemployed workers. Provisions for the retraining of the unemployed were also included in the Area Redevelopment Act of 1961 and the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.


Labour Market Unemployment Insurance Labour Market Policy Placement Rate Family Allowance 
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Notes and References

  1. 4.
    See E. Rossignol, ‘The Vocational Training of Adults’, International Labour Review 1957, LXXVI, October.Google Scholar
  2. 5.
    Gösta Rehn and Erik Lundberg, ‘Employment and Welfare: Some Swedish Issues’, Industrial Relations 1963, II, February, 6.Google Scholar
  3. 14.
    M. Versichelen, Onderzoek naar de Sociale en Psychologische Gevolgen van Arbeidsmutaties Seminar for Sociology, University of Ghent, 1961, especially, pp. 8–36.Google Scholar

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© International Institute for Labour Studies 1966

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