Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20438
Authors: 
Bolvig, Iben
Jensen, Peter
Rosholm, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 736
Abstract: 
We analyse the effects of active social policy (ASP) on the dynamics of welfare dependence. We evaluate the impact of various ASP measures (employment and training) on the duration of welfare spells and subsequent employment spells, based on data from Denmark. The results show that employment measures improve the chances of leaving welfare dependence whereas training measures have detrimental effects on the exit rate from welfare spells. We investigate the optimal timing of ASP and show that there is a case for assigning individuals to early participation in employment programmes, as the net effect is larger the earlier participation begins.
Subjects: 
employment effects
welfare dependence
active social policy
JEL: 
I38
J18
J68
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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