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The Effects of Active Labour Market Programmes on Employment in Ireland

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  • Philip J. O'Connell

    (Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI))

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Ireland ranks as one of the leading countries in the share of GNP devoted to active labour market programmes for the unemployed. Research into the effectiveness of such programmes has been limited. This paper is based on a follow-up survey of individuals who completed or dropped out of a range of active labour market policies in 1992. The paper differentiates between different types of training and employment programmes, and controlling for the effects of individuals characteristics, estimates the effects of participation in different programmes types on four post-programme outcomes - short and long-term employment probabilities, proportion of post-programme time spent in employment, and income from employment. The analysis shows that two types of programme - training in marketable skills and subsides to employment in the open labour market - conferred long-term benefits on participants, compared both with participants in other types of programmes and with a control group on non-participants.

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Paper provided by Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) in its series Papers with number WP072.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: Jan 1996
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Handle: RePEc:esr:wpaper:wp072

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  1. Dolton, Peter J & Makepeace, Gerald H & Treble, John G, 1994. "The Youth Training Scheme and the School-to-Work Transition," Oxford Economic Papers, Oxford University Press, vol. 46(4), pages 629-57, October.
  2. David Card & Daniel Sullivan, 1987. "Measuring the Effect of Subsidized Training Programs on Movements In andOut of Employment," NBER Working Papers 2173, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
  3. Main, Brian G M & Shelly, Michael A, 1990. "The Effectiveness of the Youth Training Scheme as a Manpower Policy," Economica, London School of Economics and Political Science, vol. 57(228), pages 495-514, November.
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  1. Schröder, Lena, 2004. "The role of youth programmes in the transition from school to work," Working Paper Series 2004:5, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.

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