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Young people in EuropeLabour markets and citizenship$
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Harriet Bradley and Jacques van Hoof

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9781861345882

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.001.0001

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Integration into work through active labour market policies in different welfare state regimes

Integration into work through active labour market policies in different welfare state regimes

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(p.227) ELEVEN Integration into work through active labour market policies in different welfare state regimes
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Young people in Europe
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Ira Malmberg-Heimonen

Ilse Julkunen

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861345882.003.0012

This chapter analyses various occupational outcomes of labour-market measures among young unemployed people in Finland, Sweden, France, and Germany. It explains that these countries vary considerably in their reliance on active labour-market policy, Sweden having the longest experience in this respect. The chapter shows that participation in a scheme did not improve the chances of becoming employed. With the exception of Sweden, those who participated in a scheme had higher risks of becoming unemployed compared with those young people who did not participate. The chapter notes that the results for immigrant youth and youth without any work experience were somewhat better, showing that labour-market schemes do in fact have some effect for more vulnerable groups. It concludes that outcomes of scheme participation can be positive, but they seem more effective in a country such as Sweden with a long history of activation policies.

Keywords:   work, labour-market policies, welfare-state regimes, Finland, Sweden, France, Germany, labour-market schemes, immigrant youth, unemployment

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