Reconnecting to Work: Policies to Mitigate Long-Term Unemployment and its Consequences

January 01, 2012

with a chapter “Labor Market Policy in the Great Recession: Lessons from Denmark and Germany ” by John Schmitt

The goal of this book is to enable a better understanding of the consequences of long-term unemployment and the policies that are needed to address it. The contributors present research that examines the psychological as well as economic consequences of experiencing a prolonged spell of joblessness. Included are discussions of policies to increase job creation and to get the long-term unemployed back into jobs.