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Not Working: Why workfare should replace the New Deal

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Not Working: Why workfare should replace the New Deal. The New Deal isn?t working, research shows, because it puts too much emphasis on often irrelevant training programmes, and too little on the provision of work experience: only work teaches job-seekers the qualities ? reliability, punctuality, responsibility ? that employers want. The solution is to replace the New Deal with workfare, as pioneered, with dramatic success, in Wisconsin. In Wisconsin job-seekers are required to work in exchange for benefits, training complements work rather than replacing it, and private-sector employment agencies take over from failing social security offices. By Adam Bogdanor.

 

By Policy Exchange, UK.

Employment Policy Resource.