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Active Labor Market Policies in Europe: Performance and Perspectives
     

Active Labor Market Policies in Europe: Performance and Perspectives

by Jochen Kluve, David Card, Michael Fertig, Marek Gora, Lena Jacobi
 

Measures of Active Labor Market Policy - such as training, wage subsidies, public employment measures, and job search assistance - are widely used in European countries to combat unemployment. This study provides novel insight on this important policy issue by discussing the role of the European Commission's Employment Strategy, reviewing the experiences made in

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Measures of Active Labor Market Policy - such as training, wage subsidies, public employment measures, and job search assistance - are widely used in European countries to combat unemployment. This study provides novel insight on this important policy issue by discussing the role of the European Commission's Employment Strategy, reviewing the experiences made in European states, and giving the first ever quantitative assessment of the existing cross-country evidence.

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“The book presents the results of a cross-country study on the effectiveness of active labour market policies. … A main function of the book is certainly to provide condensed information on the design of active labour market policies in a number of countries a well as information about their estimated effectiveness. … used as a quick reference when searching information in this field … . Summing up, the book covers lots of interesting material.” (Gesine Stephan, Papers in Regional Science, Vol. 87 (3), August, 2008)

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ISBN-13:
9783642080166
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
11/10/2010
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
Pages:
222
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)

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