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Twenty-first century employment and training in the countryside? The rural ‘New Deal’ experience

Suzie Watkin and Martin Jones

in New Labour's countryside

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2008 | ISBN: 9781861349323
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447302858 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861349323.003.0013
Twenty-first century employment and training in the countryside? The rural ‘New Deal’ experience

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This chapter examines the development of Labour's skills and training policies and the implementation of these in rural areas in Great Britain. It describes a case study of the ‘New Deal’ in rural Wales and shows that difficulties of delivering a workfare-based national programme in rural labour markets. The chapter explains the partnership frameworks governing the New Deal and highlights clients' perception of the New Deal as a work-for-benefits or make-work scheme rather than a way to gain useful training and work experience that can lead to jobs that people want to do.

Keywords: training policies; rural areas; Great Britain; New Deal; Wales; rural employment

Chapter.  8467 words. 

Subjects: Urban and Rural Studies

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