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Frozen wages, insecure jobs, struggling youth, rising inequality, shrinking unions … join the dots

Shirley Jackson looks at the way active labour market policies that include education, allowances, job creation and a commitment to people not the dark forces of economics work in the Nordic countries. This despite the apparent rightwards shift in those countries in recent years. Meanwhile A Foundation for Young Australians report recently found that, on average, Gen Y lose 4.7 years between finishing tertiary education and finding full-time work. Youth unemployment is just shy of 13%

 

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