The objective of an effective activation policy for jobseekers and other disadvantaged groups of the population is to bring more people into the labour force and into jobs. This requires in particular:
key report on POLICIES THAT HELP PEOPLE FIND EMPLOYMENT
A new framework is put forward for the design of effective activation policies to connect people with jobs and foster more inclusive labour markets. While activation policies draw on many tools that can be assembled in different ways, the overall package needs to maintain the motivation of jobseekers to actively pursue employment while also improving their employability and expanding their opportunities to be placed and retained in appropriate jobs.
country reviews on policieS THAT HELP PEOPLE FIND EMPLOYMENT
How can the OECD help countries develop and strengthen their activation policies?
The labour market policy statistics covers public interventions in the labour market aimed at reaching its efficient functioning and correcting imbalances. The primary target groups are those people unemployed or employed at risk of involuntary job loss.
Latest aggregate data
The latest aggregate data on public expenditure and participants stocks in labour market programmes are published in the Statistical Annex of the OECD Employment Outlook.
More detailed data and time series data can be accessed through OECD.Stat.
Further reading on active labour market policies
The OECD and the European Commission are cooperating on a project to further improve the consistency, comparability and usefulness of the Labour Market Policy (LMP) statistics collected by the European Commission and the OECD. As part of this project, the first two reports by the OECD provide an in-depth assessment of the LMP database with a rich set of country examples, providing valuable insights for researchers working with these data on active labour market policies.
► There is more on active labour market policies: Click here to see a full list of OECD publications relating to activation strategies, active labour market programmes and Public Employment Services (PES) in OECD countries.
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