From Unemployment to Flexicurity

Opportunities and Issues for Social Quality in the World of Work in Europe

in European Journal of Social Quality
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  • 1 Kingston University
  • 2 International Association on Social Quality info@socialquality.org

This special issue of the Journal, which gathers a number of papers produced in the context of a research project recently conducted by the European Foundation on Social Quality, is again devoted to the crucial policy-field of employment. Indeed, at national and European Union levels, employment continues to be the most difficult and conflict-ridden part of the social and economic policy agenda, as it has for the best part of the last three decades. There has been very limited policy success in this field, and this is clearly illustrated by the fact that the most intractable problem, that of mass unemployment, has not been solved to any significant extent.