What Works and for Whom: A Review of OECD Countries' Experiences with Active Labour Market Policies

@inproceedings{Martin2002WhatWA,
  title={What Works and for Whom: A Review of OECD Countries' Experiences with Active Labour Market Policies},
  author={John Paul Martin and David R. Grubb},
  year={2002}
}
Although rather discouraging in general, the evaluation literature indicates some measures that have been successful. Job-search assistance, wage subsidies in the private sector, and labour market training do work for some groups, even if the impacts are not large. Also, the evaluation literature focuses on the impacts of one-off programs. Regular interventions, such as job-search monitoring, intensive interviews, and referrals to vacant jobs, have rarely been evaluated rigorously. Recently… CONTINUE READING

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