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Activation Policies in Finland


  • Nicola Duell


  • David Grubb


  • Shruti Singh

    (UK Department of Work and Pensions)


This report examines the performance of the Public Employment Service (PES) and the effectiveness of activation strategies in Finland. It covers the role of the key actors, the placement function of the PES, the structure of out-of-work benefits and the related incentives and disincentives for taking up work, and provides an overview of the different active labour market programmes (ALMPs). Ce rapport examine la performance du Service Public de l'Emploi (SPE) et l'efficacité des stratégies d'activation en Finlande. Il analyse le rôle des acteurs clés, la fonction de placement du SPE, les dispositifs d'indemnisation de la population d'âge actif non occupée et leurs effets sur la motivation de reprendre une activité ; il fournit un aperçu des différents programmes actifs du marché du travail (PAMT).

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  • Nicola Duell & David Grubb & Shruti Singh, 2009. "Activation Policies in Finland," OECD Social, Employment and Migration Working Papers 98, OECD Publishing.
  • Handle: RePEc:oec:elsaab:98-en

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    JEL classification:

    • H53 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs
    • H83 - Public Economics - - Miscellaneous Issues - - - Public Administration
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J08 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General - - - Labor Economics Policies
    • J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings

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