Jobseekers: Conversion from Passive to Active?
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This chapter confirms that Ireland was a late-comer to activation of Jobseekers and that historically it tended to ‘convert’ activation discourse into passive provisions and policies. The chapter documents the background to recent changes, documents the detailed changes in services and provisions and considers whether the change comprises a qualitative shift from a wholly ‘passive’ regime to an extreme form of conditionality and activation.
KeywordsActivation Jobseekers Conditionality
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