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Conclusion: policy for a change

Sue Yeandle

in Policy for a change

Published by Policy Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9781847420541
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302988 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847420541.003.0009
Conclusion: policy for a change

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This chapter provides a summary of the findings of the Gender and Employment in Local Labour Market (GELLM) research programme, highlighting their local significance and the importance of specific kinds of evidence for local policy making. Contemporary developments in public policy emphasise the importance of local strategic plans and partnerships and the need to raise employment rates. It is shown that the demand for employment needs to be strengthened by promoting existing jobs in the area, investing in jobs accessible to local residents, and integrating the skills-and-employment agenda with regeneration and equalities policies. The study should also alert policy makers, in both central and local government, to the impossibility of achieving economic well-being and fairness for all in local economies without recognising the different ways in which the economy, the labour market, and the welfare state play out for women and men.

Keywords: policy making; public policy; employment; jobs; labour market; economy; welfare state; gender

Chapter.  3942 words. 

Subjects: Gender and Sexuality

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