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This research project took place against the background of the growing emphasis in the countries of the EU on active rather than passive social policies. The project set itself the objective of increasing insight into the presuppositions and the effects of these social policies. Especially, it wanted to investigate the inclusionary and exclusionary potentials of various types of work/participation, using both 'objective' and 'subjective' approaches in researching inclusion and exclusion. Against the background of an analysis of active social policies in the EUcountries involved in the project, and a review of research literature on inclusion and exclusion, various case studies were conducted, distributed over the following types of work: participation in jobs on the primary labour market; participation in jobs on the secondary labour market; participation in unpaid types of work; training and education.

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