Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148510
Authors: 
Stephan, Gesine
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 285
Abstract: 
Expenditures on job placement and related services make up a substantial share of many countries’ GDP. Contracting out to private providers is often proposed as a more efficient alternative to the state provision of placement services. However, the responsible state agency has to design and monitor sufficiently complete contracts to ensure that the private contractors deliver the desired quality of services. None of the recent empirical evidence indicates that contracting out is necessarily more effective or more efficient than public employment services.
Subjects: 
unemployment
employment services
privatization
contracting out
JEL: 
L33
J68
J65
H44
H53
Persistent Identifier of the first edition: 
Document Type: 
Article

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