Abstract for: A System Dynamics Model of Individual Patterns and Strategies for Labor Market Reintegration

In modern societies the labor market integration of each individual demands the central task of integration. Nevertheless “job integration” or a successful occupational life course depends not only upon his or her motivation or attention to the job directly, but is also a function of his or her qualification or biography and of his or her embedding into a preferred social environment. Using a system dynamics model introduced in this paper we demonstrate that an individual re-balancing between his or her job, biography, and social embedding is necessary to guarantee an optimal and sustainable labor market reintegration.