International Handbook of Labour Market Policy and Evaluation (New edition)

International Handbook of Labour Market Policy and Evaluation (New edition)

By: Jacqueline O'Reilly (editor), Gunther Schmid (editor), Klaus Schomann (editor)Paperback

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This major new Handbook is a detailed, up-to-date guide to different national labour markets and policies to combat unemployment and their outcomes. It will become established as a standard reference book - the first of its kind - providing an authoritative account of the rapidly growing field of labour market policy in a coherent and systematic framework. A group of internationally renowned researchers provides a state-of-the-art account of research on three levels; an evaluation of the methods available, an evaluation of policies and policy regimes and an evaluation of institutional frameworks and monitoring systems. Unique features of this reference book include the presentation of a `Target-Oriented Approach' to evaluating labour market policy. The Handbook is international in its approach - all chapters apply an international comparative framework in assessing contemporary developments in the field. International Handbook of Labour Market Policy and Evaluation will be an indispensable source of reference for policymakers, social scientists and academics interested in labour market policy and policy evaluation.

About Author

Edited by Gunther Schmid, Director of the Research Unit on Labour Market Policy and Employment, the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and Professor Emeritus of Political Economics, Free University of Berlin, Germany, Jacqueline O'Reilly, Professor of Comparative Human Resource Management (Business and Management), University of Sussex, UK and Klaus Schoemann, International University Bremen, Germany


Contents: Introduction Part I: Theory and Methodology of Labour Market Policy Evaluation 1. Theory and Methodology of Labour Market Policy Evaluation (G. Schmid, J. O'Reilly, K. Schoemann) 2. Experimental and Nonexperimental Evaluation (J.J. Heckman, J.A. Smith) 3. Experimental Evaluation of European Labour Market Policy (A. Bjoerklund, H. Regner) 4. Longitudinal Designs in Evaluation Studies (K. Schoemann) 5. Aggregate Impact Analysis (L. Bellmann, R. Jackman) 6. Cost-benefit Analysis (L. Delander, H. Niklasson) 7. Process Evaluation: Policy Formation and Implementation (G. Schmid) Part II: Evaluating Labour Market Policies in Selected Target Areas 8. Unemployment Compensation and Labour Market Transitions (G. Schmid, B. Reissert) 9. Job Opportunities for the Hard-to-place (C. Erhel, J. Gautie, B. Gazier, S. Morel) 10. The School to Work Transition (P. Ryan, C.F. Buchtemann) 11. Transition between Family Formation and Paid Employment (C. Fagan, J. Rubery) 12. Exit Options from the Labour Force (B. Casey) 13. Improving Job-matching through Placement Services (U. Walwei) 14. Occupational Segregation, Discrimination and Equal Opportunity (J. Rubbery, C. Fagan, F. Maier) 15. Life-long Learning and Skill Formation (A.C. Tuijnman, K. Schoemann) 16. Form Unemployment to Self-employment: Labour Market Policies for Business Start-up (N. Meager) 17. Employment Opportunities for the Disabled (L. Delsen) 18. Immigrant Labour Integration (G. Biffl) 19. Labour Adjustment through Part-time Work (J. O'Reilly) 20. Employment Stabilization through Short-time Work (H. Mosley, T. Kruppe) 21. Legal Regulation and Flexibility of Employment Contracts (R. Rogowski, K. Schoemann) 22. Employment Security and Dismissal Protection ( C.F. Buchtemann, U. Walwei) Part III: Evaluating Institutional Frameworks of Labour Market Policy 23. Explaining State Intervention to Prevent Unemployment: The Impact of Institutions on Active Labour Markt Policy Expenditures in 18 Countries (T. Janoski) 24. The Impact of Labour Market Policy on Wages, Employment and Labour Market Mismatch (L. Bellman, R. Jackman) 25. New Public Management of Further Training (G. Schmid) 26. The Importance of Wage-bargaining Institutions for Employment Performance (E. Applebaum, R. Schettkat) 27. Tax Regimes and Labour Market Performance ( S. Gustafsson) Part IV: Evaluating Policy Targets at the European Level 28. The European Social Fund: A Strategy for Generic Evaluation (R. M. Lindley) 29. European Regulation of Social Standards (J. O'Reilly, B. Reissert, V. Eichener) 30. Monitoring of Labour Market Policy in EU Member States (P. Auer, T. Kruppe) Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781858987729
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 976
  • ID: 9781858987729
  • ISBN10: 1858987725
  • edition: New edition

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