The Future of Professionalised Work in Britain and Germany Since the early 1980s new specialisms, whose members aspire to professional status, have grown up to challenge existing professions in both the UK and Germany. Four reports demonstrate the impact of these new developments in two well established and two emerging professions ? the law and pharmacy, and psychology and business services. They show how the market for professional work and the content of the work itself, as well as the status and well-being of the professionals involved, have all been affected. The reports are derived from a larger study (published in 12/2003) which surveyed the four professionalised occupations in both Britain and Germany. The findings for each professional group are covered in the following four reports: * Human Resource Managers and Business Consultants * Solicitors and Advocates * Pharmacists * Counselling Psychologists and Psychotherapists By Christel Lane, Frank Wilkinson, Wolfgang Littek, Ulrich Heisig, Jude Browne, Brendan Burchell, Roy Mankelow, Margaret Potton and Roland Tutschner for the Anglo-German Foundation .
By Anglo-German Foundation ., UK and Germany..
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Employment policies in Germany and the United Kingdom: The impact of Europeanisation The need to respond to a persistently high level of unemployment in an increasingly integrated internal market led the EU to develop the European Employment Strategy (EES). This study considers the operation of the EES in Germany and the UK, which are particularly good exemplars for analysing the impact of the EES because of the large differences in their political and economic systems. By Brian Ardy and Gaby Umbach for the Anglo-German Foundation.
By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.
Immigration policy Perhaps partly because of its apparent simplicity, everyone has a view on immigration. Talk of 'brain drains' or 'immigration invasions' pervades newspapers and radio talkback, depending on whether we have a net outflow or a net inflow of people at any point in time. But the complexity of the impacts of immigration means that the easy answers are seldom the right answers. In this policy briefing we outline the basic economic principles and research findings that lie behind immigration policy. While there are non-economic reasons to encourage certain types of immigration, this note, and New Zealand's immigration regime, focuses on economic migrants By Hayden Glass for the New Zealand Business Roundtable.
By New Zealand Business Roundtable,New Zealand.
The New Deal. John Van Reenen of the Institute for Fiscal Studies presents an evaluation of the New Deal - the UK's active labour market scheme. He finds that young men are now about 20% more likely to get jobs as a result of the policy. This is mostly dues to wage subsidies but a fifth of the effect is due to enhanced job search.
By Institute for Fiscal Studies, UK.