Markus Pannenberg editDirecteur de recherche au Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (Berlin) et professeur de science économique à l'Université de Bielefeld Écrivez à Markus Pannenberg
July 11, 2007
Unemployed: are sanctions efficient?
In the 1990s, a number of European countries undertook far-reaching labour market reforms to combat high unemployment. At their heart, these reforms were essentially a “carrot & stick” approach, where the “carrot” consisted of (mandatory) activation measures such as job search assistance, on-the-job training, or subsidized employment, while the “stick” consisted of sanctions on unemployment benefits for failure to comply with job search requirements. Specific sanctions ranged from the short-term discontinuation of benefits to permanent and in some cases substantial benefits reductions. As I read the current evaluation literature especially combinations of “assistance and sanctions” were successful in increasing the exit rate to work. --> read more
July 11, 2007
Chômage : de l’efficacité des sanctions
Le bâton est-il toujours efficace pour inciter les chômeurs à retrouver le chemin de l’emploi ? Une étude allemande suggère de nuancer cette interprétation trop mécanique. read more
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