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Work to Welfare

Work to Welfare
How Men Become Detached from the Labour Market

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  • Date Published: March 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521002868

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  • During the last twenty years vast numbers of working age men have moved completely out of the labor market into "early retirement" or "long-term sickness" and to take on new household roles. These trends contrast greatly to rising labor market participation among women. Based on research in the U.K. presented in an international perspective, this book offers a detailed exploration of the varied circumstances "detached men" are living in and challenges assumptions about the true state of the labor market.

    • Radical re-appraisal of nature of work and extent of unemployment among men
    • Based on unique in-depth, cross disciplinary reseach
    • Major contribution to debates about 'welfare to work' policies in UK and elsewhere
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    'The book is a superb mix of statistical comparison, survey data, and moving testaments from the in-depth qualitative interviews …'. Environment and Planning

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521002868
    • length: 310 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 153 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.492kg
    • contains: 16 b/w illus. 5 maps 45 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Context for Labour Market Detachment:
    1. The UK labour market
    2. The international context
    3. The benefits system
    Part II. New Evidence from the UK:
    4. The detached male workforce
    5. Incapacity benefit and unemployment
    6. The over 50s
    7. Family, life course and labour market detachment
    8. The role of health in labour market detachment
    9. Getting by
    10. Back to work?
    Part III. The Policy Implications:
    11. New roles, new deal
    Appendix: Research methodology.

  • Authors

    Pete Alcock, University of Birmingham
    Pete Alcock is Professor of Social Policy and Administration at the University of Birmingham. He has published extensively on poverty, social exclusion and the benefits system.

    Christina Beatty, Sheffield Hallam University
    Christina Beatty is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Regional Economic and Social Research, Sheffield Hallam University and a statistician by background.

    Stephen Fothergill, Sheffield Hallam University
    Stephen Fothergill is a Professor at CRESR and an economist by background. He has published extensively on urban and regional problems in the UK.

    Rob MacMillan, University of Durham
    Rob MacMillan is a researcher in the Department of Geography, Durham University. He was previously a researcher at CRESR.

    Sue Yeandle, Sheffield Hallam University
    Sue Yeandle is a Professor of Sociology at CRESR and the School of Social Science and Law, Sheffield Hallam University. She has published extensively on work, employment and the family.

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