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Technical efficiency of Swedish employment offices
Swedish National Audit Office.
Linnaeus University, School of Business and Economics, Department of Economics and Statistics. Swedish National Audit Office.
Swedish National Audit Office.
2014 (English)In: Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, ISSN 0038-0121, E-ISSN 1873-6041, Vol. 48, no 1, p. 57-64Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper studies technical efficiency for Swedish employment offices between 2004 and 2010. Efficiency is computed using a semi-dynamic DEA-framework. On the input side we include a measure of input quality and we also control for services that are carried out by private contractors. On the output side we are using both intermediate and final outputs. The motivation for using an intermediate output is to take into account the fact that employment offices might have strengthen the possibility for unemployed individuals that remain unemployed to get a job in the forthcoming year. The study identifies an average yearly inefficiency between 7 and 10 percent. It is also observed that the inefficiency is unevenly distributed. To make employment offices more efficient this uneven distribution needs to be considered, otherwise efforts to improve efficiency might instead result in increased inefficiency.

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Elsevier, 2014. Vol. 48, no 1, p. 57-64
Keywords [en]
Technical efficiency, Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), Public employment service, Intermediate output, Quality adjustment of input
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Economics
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Economy, Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-32288DOI: 10.1016/j.seps.2013.12.001ISI: 000365646300009Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84893725143OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-32288DiVA, id: diva2:696159
Available from: 2014-02-13 Created: 2014-02-13 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

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