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Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence$
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Ivar Lodemel and Amilcar Moreira

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199773589

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773589.001.0001

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Implementing a Myth

Implementing a Myth

The Evolution of Conditionality in French Minimum Income Provision

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Activation or Workfare? Governance and the Neo-Liberal Convergence

Daniel Clegg

Bruno Palier

Oxford University Press

Between the late 1990s and the present the logic of conditionality in French minimum income provision has undergone a gradual, but profound transformation. While in the late 1990s its main function was a largely symbolic -of masking the growth of a pure assistance logic within social protection - since then the efforts of successive French governments have turned toward realizing the potential of benefit conditionality as an instrument for putting people back to work and irrigating the growing low-wage sector of the economy. Although the formal responsibilities of nonworking French minimum income beneficiaries have not changed that markedly in recent years, their implications for claimants have. The introduction of the Revenu Solidarite Active (2009) marked a renewed focus on the activation of minimum income recipients. However, this was to be short-lived, as the focus turned to tackling youth unemployment - which grew as a result of the slowdown of the economy.

Keywords:   France, social assistance, insertion, activation, make work pay

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