What works best when?: The role of active labour market policy programmes in different business cycles
2011 (English)In: International Journal of Social Welfare, ISSN 1369-6866, E-ISSN 1468-2397, Vol. 20, no 1, 43-54 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
At what point in a business cycle do the long-term unemployed gain most from participation in active labour market policy programmes (ALMP), as compared to openly unemployed? In this article, this question is studied from the perspective of individual human capital with the hazard of labour market exit and chances of future labour market stability and equal post-unemployment income as output variables. All the long-term unemployed in Sweden were followed on a four-year basis, with 1993 (recession) and 1999 (boom) as starting years. The study shows mainly positive effects among participants regardless of the state of the market. However, ALMP-training has a “bridging” effect over different labour market conditions and a quick return to the regular labour market is therefore not as important for the success of participation as it is among ALMP-employment participants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Blackwell Publishing, 2011. Vol. 20, no 1, 43-54 p.
business cycle, human capital, unemployment scarring, active labour market policy programmes
Research subject Sociology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-33139DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-2397.2009.00683.xISI: 000284894500006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-33139DiVA: diva2:310194
Article first published online 7 Aug 20092010-04-132010-04-132015-06-12Bibliographically approved