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Contracting welfare-to-work services

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  • Koning, Pierre

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This paper provides an empirical analysis of contracting decisions in the provision of welfare-to-work (WTW) services. Our findings suggest that contracting decisions are predominantly driven by cost considerations, both for the decision to contract with other municipalities and the share of contracting out to private providers.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 114 (2012)
Issue (Month): 3 ()
Pages: 349-352

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:114:y:2012:i:3:p:349-352

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Keywords: Welfare-to-work; Public versus private provision; Municipalities;

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  1. Blank, Rebecca M, 2000. "When Can Public Policy Makers Rely on Private Markets? The Effective Provision of Social Services," Economic Journal, Royal Economic Society, vol. 110(462), pages C34-49, March.
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