Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20604
Authors: 
Boone, Jan
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 1335
Abstract: 
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.
Subjects: 
unemployment
active labor market programs
training
subsidized jobs
public employment services
JEL: 
J65
H55
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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