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The Impact of Yputh Unemployment Policy


  • Filges, Trine

    (Danish National Institute of Social Research)

  • Larsen, Birthe

    (Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School)


This paper examines the impact on unemployment, unemployment distribution, wages and welfare of Youth Unemployment Programmes (YUPs). The aim of YUP is to increase the number of young people acquiring skills. We assume that the YUPs are a complete success and consequently analyse what happens when the number of skilled workers increases relatively to the number of unskilled workers. The results depend on the productivity of the skilled workers when employed in the "unskilled sector" relatively to the productivity of the unskilled worker.

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  • Filges, Trine & Larsen, Birthe, 2001. "The Impact of Yputh Unemployment Policy," Working Papers 08-2001, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Economics.
  • Handle: RePEc:hhs:cbsnow:2001_008

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    1. Trine Filges & Birthe Larsen, 2005. "Stick, Carrot and Skill Acquisition," Scandinavian Journal of Economics, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 107(3), pages 495-519, September.

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    Skill; Unemployment; Search;

    JEL classification:

    • J18 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demographic Economics - - - Public Policy
    • J38 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Public Policy
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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