Hungary - Active labour market policy needs to be reformed - June 30, 2017

In an ESPN Flash report the policy to develop the public works scheme that has been significantly extended since 2010 into the most important employment programme is criticised. The massive extension of public works has taken place at the expense of other, more efficient active labour market policies (ALMPs) such as training and mentoring. The scheme has been criticised for its low efficiency in reintegrating people into the primary labour market, its poor targeting (involving not only those in the most disadvantaged positions, from disadvantaged regions), and for the fact that it absorbs funds from other more efficient labour market tools and provides a lower income than the minimum wage.

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