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Aktivierung von älteren ALG-II-Beziehenden mit mehrfachen Vermittlungshemmnissen



"A considerable number of people, particularly the older unemployed, exhibit a variety of barriers to placement. Integrating them into employment constitutes a challenge for labor market policy. The current research report presents the results of a program aimed at older persons receiving means-tested unemployment benefit (ALG II) who have multiple placement obstacles; it is located within the Federal Program 'Perspektive 50plus' (Perspectives 50-plus). In the sub-program, entitled 'Impuls 50plus' (Impulse 50-plus), the participants are supported in a more intensive way for up to 36 months than is possible via standard support. While with Impulse 50-plus the aim of integration into unsubsidized employment has been retained, more emphasis has been placed - in contrast to regular support - on the goals of social inclusion as well as enhancement and/or reconstitution of employability. What is also characteristic is the greater discretion enjoyed by local labor market service providers in implementing Impulse 50-plus.
The research program has examined the connection between regional structures and strategies in implementing Impulse 50-plus, along with the successes achieved in activating and integrating those taking part: What elements of regional implementation are particularly likely to succeed in activating and integrating the target group?
The results show that the stabilization and/or the enhancement of employability and integration into employment are not opposing goals. Particularly in job centers with implementation variants emphasizing the support of employability, social stabilization and inclusion in society, the likelihood of integration is higher than in job centers with implementation variants that lay less priority on social inclusion and strive more clearly towards integration into employment. In addition, the results show that labor market service providers have a tendency towards 'creaming' which can be partially limited by clear specifications regarding the definition of the circle of persons eligible for support and the way the labor market service providers are remunerated, but cannot be eliminated completely." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))


  • Brussig, Martin
  • Stegmann, Tim
  • Zink, Lina

Bibliographical information

Brussig, Martin; Stegmann, Tim; Zink, Lina (2014): Aktivierung von älteren ALG-II-Beziehenden mit mehrfachen Vermittlungshemmnissen * der Einfluss lokaler Umsetzungsstrategien. (IAB-Forschungsbericht, 12/2014), Nürnberg, 76 p.