Abstract and Keywords
This chapter provides an overview of the link between public policy and the psychology of working. Specifically, it emphasizes reasons for engaging in public policy, the changing organization of work and the shifting skills requirements for employment, conflicts between work and family, the psychology of work, public policy in historical context, and related themes. The chapter highlights the fact that these themes give expression to public policy and career development. Furthermore, it provides specific policy and legislative examples to illustrate the connection between context, policy, and career services. Finally, it discusses how these themes change as the larger societies change and constantly create new practices, new policies, and new research and scholarship in career development services.
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