ERIC Number: ED475344
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Towards Full Employment in a Modern Society.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
This document outlines how the government of the United Kingdom intends to achieve and sustain full employment and social justice across the country. Chapter 1 discusses the United Kingdom's economic, educational, and social problems and details plans to solve them through a policy based on the following principles: (1) building an economy with stability and steady growth; (2) making work pay by reforming the tax and benefit system; (3) making work possible by providing new support and new opportunities for people to move from welfare to work; (4) promoting diversity; (5) modernizing the delivery of welfare; and (6) reversing the underinvestment in education and training. Chapter 2 describes the next steps in achieving full employment across the United Kingdom and addressing specific challenges in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland. Chapter 3 focuses on radical extension of active labor market policies to cover individuals receiving welfare benefits, improvement and extension of the United Kingdom's New Deals, and development of the Working Age Agency to step up efforts to help people into work. Chapter 4 explains why future economic success depends on investing in education and training and outlines the United Kingdom's new employer-focused strategy for improving workers' skills. The World Wide Web addresses of eight pertinent public agencies are listed. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Role, At Risk Persons, Basic Skills, Change Strategies, Child Care, Cultural Pluralism, Delivery Systems, Differences, Economic Change, Economic Development, Education Work Relationship, Educational Objectives, Educational Planning, Educational Policy, Educational Principles, Employment Opportunities, Employment Programs, Employment Services, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries, Fringe Benefits, Government Role, Government School Relationship, Human Services, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Minority Groups, Organizational Development, Policy Formation, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Public Agencies, Public Policy, Regional Characteristics, Regional Planning, Secondary Education, Social Integration, Special Needs Students, Strategic Planning, Systems Approach, Taxes, Unemployment, Welfare Recipients, Welfare Reform, Working Poor
HMSO, St. Clements House, 2-16 Colegate, Norwich NR3 1BQ (Cm 5084, 8.40 British pounds). For full text: http://www.dwp.gov.uk/fullemployment/.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom