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Employment, Mobility, and Active Labor Market Programs

Peter Fredriksson and Per Johansson ()

No 2003:5, Working Paper Series from Uppsala University, Department of Economics

Abstract: Using a unique micro panel data set we investigate whether active labor market programs improve employment prospects and increase mobility in the longer run. We consider two prototype programs: job creation programs and training programs. We find that both programs reduce the chances of finding a job substantially. Moreover, both programs are associated with a locking-in e.ect: the probability of finding a job outside the home region decreases after program participation. However, this e.ect appears to stem exclusively from the decrease in the overall job finding rate.

Keywords: Subsidized employment; labor market training; program evaluation; employment; contracted mobility (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 J61 J64 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-geo, nep-lab and nep-pke
Date: 2003-01-24
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