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Bringing Unemployed Back to Work: Effective Active Labor Market Policies

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  • Jan Ours

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  • Jan Boone & Jan Ours, 2009. "Bringing Unemployed Back to Work: Effective Active Labor Market Policies," De Economist, Springer, vol. 157(3), pages 293-313, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:decono:v:157:y:2009:i:3:p:293-313
    DOI: 10.1007/s10645-009-9127-4
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    Keywords

    Unemployment; active labor market programs; training; subsidized jobs; public employment services; H55; J65; J68;
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    JEL classification:

    • H55 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Social Security and Public Pensions
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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