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The Future of Professionalised Work: UK and Germany Compared

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The Future of Professionalised Work: UK and Germany Compared . During the last two decades the established professions in the UK and Germany have been challenged by a number of new developments which have given rise to new specialisations, whose members aspire to professional status. This report focuses on how these new developments in the well established legal and pharmacy professions and the emerging professions in psychology and business services have affected professionalised work and have brought about changes in the market, work, and status situation of professional workers, as well as in their well-being and the nature of service provision. Attention is focussed on both cross-national differences in these aspects of professionalised work and on divergences between professions within each society. By Christel Lane, Frank Wilkinson, Wolfgang Littek, Ulrich Heisig, Jude Browne, Brendan Burchell, Roy Mankelow, Margaret Potton and Roland Tutschner.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Employment Policy Resource.


United we stand? Trade union mergers - UK and Germany compared

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United we stand? Trade union mergers - UK and Germany compared. An ongoing series of mergers has resulted in almost continual change in the structure of British trade unions. By contrast, German trade union structure was a model of stability between 1950 and 1989. Drawing on evidence from four case studies, this comparative analysis traces the development of the merger process in the two countries by reference to pre-merger debates and positioning, the procedures whereby mergers were brought about, and merger outcomes. By Jeremy Waddington, Marcus Kahmann, Jürgen Hoffmann.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation , UK, Germany.

Employment Policy Resource.


Age equality comes of age

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Age equality comes of age. Faced with an ageing population, a pensions shortfall and mounting evidence of age discrimination, the Government has promised to outlaw age discrimination in work and training - but not in public services - by 2006. This book questions, amongst other things, whether the 1970s litigation model of discrimination legislation the Government proposes will deliver the vast change needed in culture and practice. By Sarah Spencer and Sandra Fredman.

 

By Institute for Pubic Policy Research, UK.

Employment Policy Resource.


Standort UK? German DFI and employment

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Standort UK? German DFI and employment . Germany is a significant investor in the UK, providing the second largest source of direct foreign investment (DFI) into the UK in terms of both stock and flow of such investments. This study investigates the quantitative and qualitative employment effects of German DFI into the UK in both home and host countries and sets out to answer questions as how important traditional and embeddedness factors as drivers of DFI into the UK are, whether German DFI create jobs in the UK, what types of jobs are associated with German DFI into the UK and whether German DFI lead to a loss of jobs and/or a loss of skilled jobs in Germany. The study concludes with an outline of policy implications. By Ulrich Hoppe, Frank McDonald, Heinz-Josef Tüselmann and David Williams.

 

By Anglo-German Foundation, UK, Germany.

Employment Policy Resource.