Mixed Economy of Welfare Emerging in Poland: Outplacement and Non-Governmental Employment Agencies Examples

E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 May-June 2015, pp. 110-134

33 Pages Posted: 7 Jul 2015

Date Written: October 1, 2014

Abstract

One of the key challenges of social policy in Poland in the early 21st century is to adapt its management to the requirements of a service economy. Essential conditions for the mixed economy of welfare have been already created after adjustments of the subsystems of national social policy during the first years of membership in the European Union since 2004. Labour market policies (LMPs) already include the relationships between providers from the public sector, the commercial sector, and the non-governmental sector. However, the tasks and services of individual entities and institutions still lack coordination and integration. This paper focus on the examples of possibilities for their development by combining the activation (enabling) policy with concepts of the governance and welfare mix. The paper presents the results of the author’s research on the implementation of welfare mix solutions in the field of professional activation of the unemployed people in Poland. Two case studies are included (1) the implementation of outplacement programs that are based on the cooperation between different entities; and (2) the cooperation between the public employment services and non-governmental employment agencies in the activation of people with disabilities in the labour market. Moreover, basic concepts of ongoing reforms of active labour market policies (ALMPs) in Poland were discussed. The summary contains the practical recommendations and possible directions for further research in the field of integration of employment services.

Keywords: activation policy, cross-sectoral cooperation, disability, employment agencies, labour market policy, local partnerships and pacts, outplacement, unemployment, welfare mix, mixed economy of welfare

JEL Classification: E24, J14, J24, J28, J64, Z18

Suggested Citation

Klimczuk, Andrzej, Mixed Economy of Welfare Emerging in Poland: Outplacement and Non-Governmental Employment Agencies Examples (October 1, 2014). E-Journal of International and Comparative Labour Studies, Vol. 4, No. 2 May-June 2015, pp. 110-134 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2626680

Andrzej Klimczuk (Contact Author)

Warsaw School of Economics (SGH) ( email )

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Warsaw, Mazowieckie 02-554
Poland

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