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The performance of Portuguese job-centers

Dario Sciulli () and António Menezes ()

EKONOMIAZ. Revista vasca de Economía, 2018, vol. 93, issue 01, 108-133

Abstract: This paper analyzes the performance of the country-wide system of 86 job-centers in Portugal, which have the public mandate of matching unemployed individuals with vacancies. The paper uses a rich micro dataset for the years 1998-2002 which allows the construction of individual unemployment duration spells and subsequent employment outcomes, while observing individual characteristics such as age, education, gender and past job experiences and other labour-market variables defined at the local-labour market or jobcenter level. Among the several conclusions and policy recommendations, it should be noted that job-centers are a most important resource in promoting the matching of young and unskilled workers and of workers with no previous job experiences.

Keywords: análisis de supervivencia; duranción del desempleo; job-centers performance; matching rate; public employment service; resultados de los centros de empleo; servicio público de empleo; survival analysis; tasa de colocación; unemployment duration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 J64 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018
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