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Introduction: Britain's new deals

Neil Fraser (School of Social and Political Studies, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK)

International Journal of Manpower

ISSN: 0143-7720

Article publication date: 1 July 2004



This paper introduces the active labour market policies or job search policies in the UK known as the New Deal, a major part of the Labour Government's package of welfare‐to‐work policies. Topics covered include estimates of their overall impact on employment; their limited effectiveness with disadvantaged job‐seekers, including increasing numbers of inactive, but not formally unemployed, people; and debates about these policies in relation to skill needs and areas of job decline.



Fraser, N. (2004), "Introduction: Britain's new deals", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 25 No. 5, pp. 387-391.



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