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Mass Unemployment and the State

Johannes Lindvall


Ever since the 1970s, the problem of unemployment has defined politics in Western Europe, but governments have responded in different ways. In the 1970s and 1980s, some governments used macroeconomic policy to support domestic economic activity and maintain full employment. In the 1990s and 2000s, on the other hand, some governments made large labor market policy changes to ensure that the unemployed were looking for jobs, well-trained, and matched with employers willing to hire them. Comparing Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, and Sweden, this book shows that governments made different choic ... More

Keywords: unemployment, Western Europe, macroeconomic policy, labor market policy, party systems, corporatism, Austria, Denmark, the Netherlands, Sweden

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199590643
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199590643.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Johannes Lindvall, author
Lecturer in Political Science, Lund University.