Thursday, June 7, 2007

-how govt can tackle unequal opportunities in the labour market

How govt can tackle unequal opportunities in the labour market

  1. Education and training. Give unskilled and unemployed better chance to get a job
  • However, is expensive, govt training may not be effective, will take a long time
2. Legislation against racial and sexual discrimination

prevent employers discriminating on grounds of non economic factor. in theory gives everyone equal chance to get a job.
  • However, legislation like this already exists, difficulty is in implementing it. For example, how do you prove not getting a job is due to discrimination
3. Child care provision. This enables all women to be able to enter the labour market. and get jobs after having children.
  • Very expensive to implement women may still be limited to just having part time jobs

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