Unemployment has been somewhat neglected within the world of economics in recent years. Primarily, this is because the subject has become of less of an issue for many countries. However, even within the EU, several regions still suffer from worrying levels of people out of work. Europe has experienced significant fluctuations in unemployment levels since the Second World War, and there have been many attempts at analysing the problem and confronting the related issues.
This book explores the subject of unemployment in detail, analysing past successes and failures in the area, and offering lessons and proposals for the future. Focusing on the EU, but with coverage of several regions worldwide, this book brings together a wide range of experts to examine the experiences and approaches of a variety of countries to this issue of employment, and provides an overview of unemployment and its economic implications which will be invaluable to all scholars and policymakers interested in this key area.