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Swedish employment offices: A new model for evaluating effectiveness
EMQ, USA.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Business, Economics and Design, Linnaeus School of Business and Economics. (CAFO)
Department of Economics, Oregon State University.
Department of Economics, Oregon State University.
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2010 (English)In: European Journal of Operational Research, ISSN 0377-2217, E-ISSN 1872-6860, Vol. 207, no 3, p. 1535-1544Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We measure how well Swedish employment offices perform in delivering the services required of them by the Swedish government. In contrast to earlier studies we use a dynamic efficiency framework, which allows us to better model the intertemporal nature of these services, explicitly allowing for placements of intermediate nature across periods. Rather than using second stage analysis to assess the effects of varying local labor market conditions and differences in client characteristics on performance, we include a measure of the office’s expected work load directly in the model. This measure, derived from duration analysis, is designed to capture the variation across offices in resources needed before an average individual can obtain employment. It is estimated from the characteristics of all unemployed individual and local labor market conditions.

The empirical results demonstrate an increase in the office’s expected work loads over time and point to substantial differences in performance across offices. The results also point toward more than optimal placements in intermediate outputs such as non-matching jobs, training, and continued unemployment.

 

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Elsevier , 2010. Vol. 207, no 3, p. 1535-1544
Keywords [en]
Linear programming, Public Policy and Unemployment
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-8847DOI: 10.1016/j.ejor.2010.07.006Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-77957694974OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-8847DiVA, id: diva2:355542
Available from: 2010-10-07 Created: 2010-10-07 Last updated: 2017-12-12Bibliographically approved

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