Introduction to 2021-1

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https://doi.org/10.18291/njwls.125264

Abstract

In this first issue of Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies in 2021, we have compiled six articles and one book review. The first article, Leading the Way? State Empoyers’ Engagement with a Disability Employment Policy, by Kaja Larsen Østerud, investigates governmental labor market attempts to integrate persons with disabilities in Norway. Specifically, the study addresses policy documents and analyzes interviews with state employers to investigate their engagement with the policy. Østerud concludes that even though the employers recognize the importance of the policy, their engagement to enact it is passive and forged with obstacles. Mainly, the New Public Management discourse of productivity standards and cost-cutting, combined with an apparent lack of disabled applicants, makes state employers reluctant to actively promote the implementation of the policy (...)

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Anders Buch, VIA University College

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2021-03-02

How to Cite

Buch, A. (2021). Introduction to 2021-1. Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, 11(1). https://doi.org/10.18291/njwls.125264

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