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Evaluations of Swedish labor market policy

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  • Anders Björklund

    (Swedish Institute for Social Research, University of Stockholm and The Industrial Institute for Economic and Social Research)

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Sweden has for a long time spent large resources on labor market policies targeted to the unemployed. In the Anglo-Saxon labor economics literature new methods have been developed for the purpose of estimating the effects of such policies. This paper presents the new methods in this field and describes the main studies of Swedish labor market policies. The conclusion is that in spite of new methodological insight there remains much uncertainty about the effects of the Swedish policy experiment.

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  • Anders Björklund, 1990. "Evaluations of Swedish labor market policy," Finnish Economic Papers, Finnish Economic Association, vol. 3(1), pages 3-13, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:fep:journl:v:3:y:1990:i:1:p:3-13
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    1. Lisa M. Lynch, 1994. "Introduction to "Training and the Private Sector"," NBER Chapters,in: Training and the Private Sector: International Comparisons, pages 1-24 National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
    2. Leigh, Duane E., 1992. "Retraining displaced workers : what can developing countries learn from OECD nations?," Policy Research Working Paper Series 946, The World Bank.

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    JEL classification:

    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • O52 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economywide Country Studies - - - Europe

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