Att vistas i arbetsmarknadspolitikens ingenmansland

Organisatoriska gränser inom lokal arbetsmarknadspolitik

  • Rickard Ulmestig
  • Alexandru Panican
Nyckelord: Local labour market policy, unemployment, activation, co-operation, municipalities

Abstract

Swedish labour market policy faces major challenges . Sweden has a labour deficit and a very low unemployment rate at the same time as unemployment is high among young people and immigrants . Unemployed in Sweden with high thresholds to enter the labour market are referred to the local labour market policy where the municipalities co-operates, competes and negotiates with the Public Employment Service (PES) . The purpose of this study is to understand the organizational boundaries between PES and the municipalities and how these boundaries affects the local labour market policy in eleven municipalities . We have carried out semi-structured group interviews with managers . The boundaries between PES and the municipalities are vague and require negotiations regarding resources such as the unemployed, different forms of activities offered to the unemployed and economic resources . Clearer boundaries would generate condi- tions that offer unemployed people a strategic organization of the local labour market policy with enhanced co-operation and adaptation to common goals instead of competition and large amount of time spent on negotiating.

Publicerad
2019-01-31
Referera så här
Ulmestig, R. och Panican, A. (2019) ”Att vistas i arbetsmarknadspolitikens ingenmansland”, Sociologisk Forskning, 55(4), s. 467-486. Tillgänglig vid: https://sociologiskforskning.se/sf/article/view/18782 (åtkomstdatum: 17september2019).
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