Reactivate: Employment opportunities for economically inactive people

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Published
31 October 2017
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Executive summary in 22 languages

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Abstract

Employment policies tend to focus on unemployed people, but evidence indicates that many people who are economically inactive also have labour market potential. This report examines groups within the inactive population that find it difficult to enter or re-enter the labour market and explores the reasons why. It maps the characteristics and living conditions of these groups, discusses their willingness to work and examines the barriers that prevent them from doing so. The report also looks at strategies being implemented by Member States to promote the inclusion of those outside the labour market. It highlights that many inactive people would like to work in some capacity, particularly students and homemakers. Stressing the importance of focusing on the specific needs of the inactive population in designing and implementing effective strategies for their labour market integration, the report argues that Member States should fully implement the 2008 European Commission Recommendation on the active inclusion of people excluded from the labour market. 

  • Full report

    Number of Pages: 
    78
    Reference No: 
    EF1728
    ISBN: 
    978-92-897-1612-3
    Catalogue: 
    TJ-04-17-806-EN-N
    DOI: 
    10.2806/8719
    Catalogue info

    Reactivate: Employment opportunities for economically inactive people

    Employment policies tend to focus on unemployed people, but evidence indicates that many people who are economically inactive also have labour market potential. This report examines groups within the inactive population that find it difficult to enter or re-enter the labour market and explores the reasons why.

    Available formats

  • Executive summary

    Reference No: 
    EF17281
    Catalogue info

    Reativar: oportunidades de emprego para pessoas economicamente inativas

    Authors: 
    Eurofound

    Para alcançar os objetivos da Estratégia Europa 2020 em matéria de emprego e pobreza, é importante que as políticas se concentrem não só nas pessoas desempregadas como também naquelas que são economicamente inativas. De acordo com a definição da Organização Internacional do Trabalho (OIT), as pessoas são economicamente inativas quando não trabalham, não procuram trabalho e/ou não estão disponíveis para o trabalho. As pessoas desempregadas estão relativamente bem estudadas e são o principal alvo de muitas estratégias de emprego, mas tal não acontece com a população inativa. Os esforços recentes em alguns Estados-Membros, no entanto, mostram que os grupos neste segmento também têm potencial no mercado de trabalho.

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