Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/162525
Authors: 
Martin, John P.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 114
Abstract: 
Activation policies aimed at getting working-age people off benefits and into work have been embraced by many OECD countries. In a previous paper, I have argued that activation strategies have performed well during the Great Recession and subsequent recovery in some, but not all, of these countries. At the same time it is pertinent to look to the future and to consider what challenges what challenges the activation paradigm is likely to face over the coming decades when US and European labour markets have to cope with ageing workforces and immigration, to name but two. In this paper, I set out my views on some of the major challenges facing activation strategies in the future.
Subjects: 
activation
active labour market policies
unemployment benefits
benefit conditionality
career progression
JEL: 
J01
J08
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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