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Employment Policies for Disadvantaged and Less-Skilled Workers

  1. The number of long-term unemployed in Germany has stagnated at around one million for several years. Despite excellent labour market conditions, the long-term unemployment rate is well above the OECD average. ...

    Authors: Alexander Spermann
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:15
  2. This paper presents the final economic results of the UK Employment Retention and Advancement (ERA) programme. ERA’s distinctive combination of post-employment advisory support and financial incentives was des...

    Authors: Richard Hendra, James Riccio, Richard Dorsett and Philip K. Robins
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:14
  3. Family Rewards represents the first test of a Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) program in the U.S., offering families incentives for children’s education, family preventive health care and parents’ work and tra...

    Authors: Cynthia Miller, James Riccio, Nandita Verma, Stephen Nuñez, Nadine Dechausay and Edith Yang
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:11
  4. We evaluate the potential of wage subsidy programs for reducing non-employment of the disabled by exploiting a reform of the Danish Flexjob scheme targeted towards employing the long-term (partially) disabled....

    Authors: Nabanita Datta Gupta, Mona Larsen and Lars Stage Thomsen
    Citation: IZA Journal of Labor Policy 2015 4:10