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Transitional Labour Markets and training: rebalancing flexibility and security for lifelong learning

Harm van Lieshout and Ton Wilthagen

in Young people and contradictions of inclusion

Published by Policy Press

Published in print December 2003 | ISBN: 9781861345547
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447304357 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861345547.003.0007
Transitional Labour Markets and training: rebalancing flexibility and security for lifelong learning

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The concept of transitional labour markets (TLMs) has been developed in the framework of another European research project. It conceives analytically of labour markets as not only constituting structures of supply and demand of labour but, by applying a life-course perspective, as also an arena for different kinds of transitions. This chapter presents the TLM concept and applies it to the situation in the Netherlands by discussing three case studies of transition policies in action: temporary-work agencies, apprenticeship training, and the need to meet changing skill demands. It argues that only through a creative combination of flexibilisation and security can policies succeed in regulating transitions to the labour market.

Keywords: transition policies; TLM; Netherlands; temporary-work agencies; apprenticeship training

Chapter.  7558 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

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