Etting the U Nemployed Back to W Ork : T He R Ole of T Argeted W Age S Ubsidies

  title={Etting the U Nemployed Back to W Ork : T He R Ole of T Argeted W Age S Ubsidies},
  author={Brian Bell and Richard W. Blundell and John Van Reenen},
This paper examines alternative approaches to wage subsidy programmes. It does this in the context of a recent active labour market reform for the young unemployed in Britain. This “New Deal” reform and the characteristics of the target group are examined in detail. We discuss theoretical considerations, survey the existing empirical evidence and propose two strategies for evaluation. The ...rst suggests an ex-post ‘trend adjusted di¤erence in di¤erence’ estimator. The second, relates to a… CONTINUE READING

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