DP6034 Active Labour Market Policy Effects for Women in Europe - A Survey

Author(s): Gerard van den Berg, Annette Bergemann
Publication Date: January 2007
Keyword(s): female labor supply, job search, monitoring, participation, schooling, training, unemployment, wages
JEL(s): J16, J21, J22, J64, J68, J82
Programme Areas: Labour Economics
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We survey the recent literature on the effects of active labour market policies on individual labour market outcomes like employment and income, for adult female individuals without work in European countries. We consider skill-training programs, monitoring and sanctions, job search assistance, and employment subsidies. The results are remarkably uniform across studies. We relate the results to the relevant level of female labour force participation.