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Zertifikat "audit berufundfamilie"

Inhaltsbereich: Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung

Aktivierung zur Arbeit?



"How can effects of labour market- and social politics, which are shaped by new regulations for long term unemployed through the German Social Code Book II (SGB II), on the individual be investigated? The paper introduces qualitative panel methods for this purpose. Thereby, the subjective frames of relevance for those who are affected by these provisions - i.e. long term unemployed persons - can be taken into special consideration. Furthermore, the rationale behind their actions as well as their reinterpretations and with that new and different orientations over the period of their dependency on the welfare system can be considered. The impact of biographic as well as social contexts can be illustrated very well by comparing different cases. This also helps to understand better how institutional actions of welfare service providers influence the orientation of their clients towards employment. These issues are discussed taking into consideration the heterogeneous composition of the group of people who rely on the provisions of the SGB II. Two case descriptions show different ways to overcome the dependency on unemployment benefits." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Hirseland, Andreas; Grimm, Natalie; Ritter, Tobias (2010): Aktivierung zur Arbeit? * zum Gegenstandsbezug qualitativer Forschungsans├Ątze in der Arbeitslosenforschung in Zeiten des SGB II. In: Arbeits- und industriesoziologische Studien, Vol. 3, Iss. 1, pp. 71-85.