Our Objectives

  • Enhance understanding of the nature and effects of long-term unemployment since the 2008 recession.
  • Explain changes in public policies related to long-term unemployment and the consequences for service provision and the everyday lives of persons experiencing long-term unemployment.
  • Outline possibilities and boundaries that exist in everyday life for persons experiencing long-term unemployment and for service providers.
  • Foster opportunities to create better support for persons experiencing long-term unemployment (broadly defined to include precarious employment and unemployment) in more adequate and socially just ways.