Effective Active Labor Market Policies
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); TILEC
Jan C. Van Ours
Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics
IZA Discussion Paper No. 1335; CentER Discussion Paper No. 2004-87
We present a theoretical and empirical analysis of different types of active labor market policies (ALMP). In our empirical analysis we use data on 20 OECD countries covering the time period 1985-1999. We find that labor market training is the most effective program to bring down unemployment. Public employment services have some impact while subsidized jobs are not effective at all. Our theory considers ALMP in the context of a search-matching model.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 40
Keywords: unemployment, active labor market programs, training, subsidized jobs, public employment services
JEL Classification: H55, J65, J68working papers series
Date posted: October 11, 2004
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