The relative efficiency of labor market programs: Swedish experience from the 1990s

@inproceedings{Carling2001TheRE,
  title={The relative efficiency of labor market programs: Swedish experience from the 1990s},
  author={Kenneth Carling and Kenneth Richardson},
  year={2001}
}
This paper estimates the relative efficiency of eight Swedish labor market programs in reducing the unemployment duration for participants. The analysis uses a hazard regression model and a uniquely large and rich administrative data set that contains all adult workers who became unemployed during 1995-1997. We find that programs in which the participants obtain subsidized work experience and training provided by firms, have better outcome than classroom vocational training. The relative… CONTINUE READING

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