Labour market participation in The Netherlands: A critical review of policies and outcomes

W.J.H. van Oorschot

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    Abstract

    This paper describes trends in Dutch (un)employment from the 1980s onwards, it reviews activation measures that were taken in the field of social security and labour market policies, and it critically discusses the successfulness of these measures. It concludes that it may not be justified to attribute the 'Dutch miracle' - the recent decrease in unemployment and the explosive growth of employment -directly to the measures taken, and that activation policies have endangered the citizenship rights of unemployed and disabled people. Further, the 'Dutch miracle' is put into the perspective of a small employment growth in terms of the total of hours worked annually, the large proportion of part-time employment, and the large degree of hidden unemployment.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationTILBURG
    PublisherFaculteitsbureau FSW
    Volume00.10.10
    Publication statusPublished - 2000

    Publication series

    NameWORC Paper / Work and Organization Research Centre (WORC)
    Volume00.10.10

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    Unemployment
    Labour market participation
    The Netherlands
    Activation
    Social security
    Disabled people
    Securities market
    Labour market policy
    Employment growth
    Citizenship
    Hours worked
    Proportion

    Keywords

    • participation
    • labour market
    • social security
    • policy
    • labour economics

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    van Oorschot, W. J. H. (2000). Labour market participation in The Netherlands: A critical review of policies and outcomes. (WORC Paper / Work and Organization Research Centre (WORC); Vol. 00.10.10). TILBURG: Faculteitsbureau FSW.
    van Oorschot, W.J.H. / Labour market participation in The Netherlands : A critical review of policies and outcomes. TILBURG : Faculteitsbureau FSW, 2000. (WORC Paper / Work and Organization Research Centre (WORC)).
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