Training for the unemployed: differential effects in white- and blue-collar workers with respect to mental well-being
2014 (English)In: Work, Employment and Society, ISSN 0950-0170, E-ISSN 1469-8722, ISSN 0950-0170, Vol. 28, no 4, 533-550 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
n this study we investigate the effects of active labour market policy measures on health and well-being and how these effects are connected with socioeconomic status. The data were collected among the participants (n = 212) in 24 conventional vocational training courses in Finland. According to the results, training was accompanied by improvements in health and well-being among participants with a higher socioeconomic status, whereas for blue-collar workers the changes were neutral or even detrimental. The results raise questions about the role of active labour market policy measures as a public service. There seems to be a risk that these types of measures maintain or even produce health differences between socioeconomic groups.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2014. Vol. 28, no 4, 533-550 p.
active labour market policy, Finland, health inequality, interventions, mental health, unemployment, vocational training
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-89817DOI: 10.1177/0950017013510761OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-89817DiVA: diva2:724323