Measures, Public Private Partnerships and Benchmarking
Edited by Jaap de Koning
This book argues that active labour market policies are necessary to improve the position of the unemployed but have so far performed relatively poorly. The contributing authors seek ways to improve active labour market policy and consider three means of doing so: improving the quality by better targeting and by better-designed measures, more efficient implementation and delivery, and better performance by benchmarking the various implementation agencies involved.
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- The Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies Measures, Public Private Partnerships and Benchmarking
- Preface and acknowledgements
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Is the Changing Pattern in the Use of Active Labour Market Policies Consistent with what Evaluations Tell Us About their Relative Performance?
- Chapter 3: Labour Market Activation Policies: A Comparison of the Use of Tax Credits in Belgium, the UK and the US
- Chapter 4: Using the Unemployed as Employment Counsellors: Evaluation of an Initiative to Combat Long-term Unemployment
- Chapter 5: Recent Developments in Active Labour Market Policies in the UK: The Shifting Focus from Unemployment to Inactivity
- Chapter 6: Active Labour Market Policies and Social Inclusion: The Case of Flemish Social Enterprises
- Chapter 7: Contracting-out the Public Employment Service: A New Institutional Economics Perspective
- Chapter 8: Between Efficiency and Equality: New Public–Private Arrangements in Employment Assistance for the Unemployment
- Chapter 9: The Reform of the Dutch Public Employment Service
- Chapter 10: Private versus Public Provision of Placement Services for Hard-to-Place Unemployed: An Impact Evaluation
- Chapter 11: Benchmarking Employment Services in Germany
- Chapter 12: Mediation Services and the Outflow from Short-term Unemployment: Average and Relative Effectiveness of Public Employment Offices
- Chapter 13: Implementation of Performance Measurement in Public Employment Services in Switzerland
- Chapter 14: Does Quality Matter? Analysing the Effect of Omitted Variables on Optimal Scale: An Application to Swedish Employment Offices
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