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Welfare-to-Work Experiences with Specific Work-First Programmes in Selected Countries

  • Wolfgang Ochel

This paper reviews the evidence of specific mandatory work-first programmes (job search assistance and workfare) for welfare recipients in the United States, the United Kingdom, Denmark, the Netherlands and Germany. It primarily refers to experimental and econometric evaluations. The effectiveness of specific programme elements in promoting the transition from welfare to work is compared. The advantage of combining work-first with training programmes and inwork benefits is discussed. Some policy conclusions are drawn.

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Paper provided by CESifo Group Munich in its series CESifo Working Paper Series with number 1153.

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Date of creation: 2004
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Handle: RePEc:ces:ceswps:_1153
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