What Works Among Active Labour Market Policies: Evidence from OECD Countries' Experiences
In: Unemployment and the Australian Labour Market
AbstractThis paper seeks to answer the following question: what is the potential contribution which active labour market policies can make a part of a strategy to combat high and persistent unemployment and the problems of low pay and poverty among the working-age population? In order to answer this question, it is vital to know what works among active policies and in what circumstances. The OECD Secretariat has been working intensively on these questions in recent years and the paper summarises the main results of our work to date. The structure of the paper is as follows. Section 2 provides some factual background on public spending on labour market policies in OECD countries over the past decade, drawing on an internationally comparable data set which the OECD has developed to monitor trends in this field of public spending. Then I summarise the main results of on-going OECD research into the effectiveness of active labour market policies. My review mainly exploits two sources: (i) the ... Le but de cette Ã©tude est de rÃ©pondre Ã la question suivante : quelle est la contribution potentielle des politiques actives du marchÃ© du travail comme Ã©lÃ©ment de la stratÃ©gie pour combattre un niveau de chÃ´mage Ã©levÃ© et persistent et les problÃ¨mes que les rÃ©munÃ©rations trop faibles et la pauvretÃ© posent aux personnes en Ã¢ge de travailler ? Afin de rÃ©pondre Ã cette question, il est nÃ©cessaire de dÃ©terminer, parmi ces politiques actives, celles qui marchent , et, dans quelles circonstances. Le SecrÃ©tariat de lâOCDE a travaillÃ© de maniÃ¨re intensive sur ces questions ces derniÃ¨res annÃ©es, et lâÃ©tude rÃ©sume les principaux rÃ©sultats de nos recherches Ã ce jour. La structure de lâÃ©tude sâarticule de la faÃ§on suivante. La Section 2 fournit des informations de base sur les dÃ©penses publiques relatives aux politiques du marchÃ© du travail au sein des pays de lâOCDE au cours des 10 derniÃ¨res annÃ©es Ã partir dâun ensemble de donnÃ©es comparables Ã lâ
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This chapter was published in: Guy Debelle & Jeff Borland (ed.) Unemployment and the Australian Labour Market, Reserve Bank of Australia, pages , 1998.
This item is provided by Reserve Bank of Australia in its series RBA Annual Conference Volume with number acv1998-17.
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- John P. Martin, 1998. "What Works Among Active Labour Market Policies: Evidence From OECD Countries' Experiences," OECD Labour Market and Social Policy Occasional Papers 35, OECD Publishing.
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