Academics and unemployment

Samuel Weiss, Rasmus Larsen, Emil Persson & Victor Isbrand

Student thesis: Termpaper


As Danish academics from all walks of life are facing malignant levels of unemployment and the political bodies are urged to mobilize the resourceful but jobless individuals, this project seeks to describe the characteristics of the latest employment policies seen in a context of what is considered “common practice” in obtaining occupation. This is attempted through a qualitative study of relevant reviews and discussions of legislations, reforms and proposals concerning labour market policies. Using the concepts of social capital, network structures and empowerment, new angles on the main employment policy strategies are sought. There was found little, if any, evidence on a clear inclusion of these concepts in the overall political incentives.

EducationsBasic - International Bachelor Study Program in Social Sciences, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date31 May 2012


  • Social Capital
  • Academics
  • Unemployment
  • Empowerment