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Cultures of Unemployment

A Comparative Look at Long-Term Unemployment and Urban Poverty

Cultures of Unemployment by Godfried Engbersen
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The authors brilliantly position the problems of increasing joblessness and poverty in the Netherlands within the international and American debates on urban poverty and welfare state regimes.
Amsterdam University Press; July 2006
293 pages; ISBN 9789048504022
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Title: Cultures of Unemployment
Author: Godfried Engbersen; Kees Schuyt; Jaap Timmer; Frans van Waarden
 
(The authors) brilliantly position the problems of increasing joblessness and poverty in the Netherlands within the international and American debates on urban poverty and welfare state regimes...Cultures of Unemployment is the most significant study to date on the new poverty in Europe and its consequences for the future.William Julius Wilson, from the Foreword"...an extraordinarily rich and detailed study of the social and economic life of unemployed and poor households." Michael Sherraden in Social Work