Denmark - Active labour market policy assessed - February 29, 2016

Two policy viewpoints, published by the FEPS, assess the effect of a system of active labour market policy. Active labour market policies can affect the quality and the duration of the employment following a period of unemployment. According to the first paper there is evidence that education is a good investment for the individual and for society as a whole. That is also true, when it comes to unemployed. A group of experts looked into the system and came with a number of suggestions for improvement. They recommend, for instance, that unemployed obtain relevant skills instead of just a formal set of skills. The second paper reveals that even if the activation programs fail to reduce the economic inequality in some cases, they will reduce inequality in the sense that they include some of the weakest people of society in other ways.

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