The Design of Active Labour Market Policies. What Matters and What Doesn’t?

  • Bart Cockx


The last two decades the design of unemployment benefit schemes has been criticised uninterruptedly. These schemes have been conceived at a time when high and structural unemployment did not exist. They aimed at providing insurance against the risk of temporary income loss caused by involuntary lay-off. They were not designed to deal with persistent income loss facing the current jobless.


Exit Rate Welfare Recipient Unemployed Worker Duration Dependence Unemployment Duration 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bart Cockx
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  1. 1.IRES and Department of EconomicsUniversité catholique de LouvainBelgium

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