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Effects of Danish employability enhancement programmes


"The working group's report on effect analyses of employability enhancement programmes (activation programmes) contains a series of analyses and conclusions regarding the effects of the active labour market policy.
The most important results of the report are presented in this chapter, including the following conclusions:
- The right and duty to participate in employability enhancement programmes has a motivating effect on an unemployed person's job seeking, and thus contributes to increasing the number of unemployed persons who find employment. This is also true of the period prior to commencement of the employability enhancement programme.
- Employability enhancement programmes generally upgrade qualifications, thus the completion of an employability enhancement programme improves the possibility of employment.
- Activation early in the unemployment period entails a risk of retaining the individual in employability enhancement programmes rather than regular employment. This is particularly valid for those groups of unemployed persons who are highly likely to find employment even without participating in an employability enhancement programme.
- The great financial resources, which are invested in active labour market policy, have improved public finances, both short term and long term, through a reduction of structural unemployment.
- One result of this employability enhancement strategy has been that the number of persons in the marginal group (of which the majority are unemployed persons who are members of an unemployment insurance fund or participate in an employability enhancement programme), has been halved since 1993." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

Bibliografische Daten

Autorengemeinschaft (2000): Effects of Danish employability enhancement programmes. Kopenhagen, 160 S.