Explaining the Employability Gap of Short‐Term and Long‐Term Unemployed Persons

SUMMARY European countries provide a number of different active labor market policy programs to reduce the risk and the amount of long‐term unemployment. Programs focus on particular sets of barriers to employment, such as lack of motivation (via sanctions), lack of job search skills (via job search...

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Volume: 62
Main Author: Thomsen, Stephan L
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: Oxford, UK Blackwell Publishing Ltd 01.08.2009
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published in: Kyklos (Basel) Vol. 62; no. 3; pp. 448 - 478
ORCID: 0000-0002-9677-9199
Data of publication: August 2009
ISSN: 0023-5962
EISSN: 1467-6435
Discipline: Social Sciences (General)
Bibliography: phone: +49 391 6718431, fax: +49 391 6711700. Financial support from
SGB II ‐ Vorstudie Beschäftigungsfähigkeit
is gratefully acknowledged. The usual disclaimer applies. I thank Alisher Aldashev, René Frey, Thomas Kniesner, Jeffrey Smith, Thomas Walter, and the anonymous referees for valuable comments, and Gerd Heyer from German Ministry of Employment for supporting this work. The paper is part of the project Social Code II ‐ preparatory study on constructing an empirical measure of employability
Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft (Claussen‐Simon‐Stiftung)
of the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg, the Institute for Social Research and Politics of Society (ISG), Cologne, the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Mannheim, the Institute for Labour and Qualification (IAQ), Gelsenkirchen, and the Chair of Labor Economics, University of Magdeburg, on behalf of the German Ministry of Employment.
Stephan L. Thomsen is Assistant Professor of Labor Economics at Otto‐von‐Guericke‐University Magdeburg and Research Associate at the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) Mannheim. Address: PO Box 4120, D‐39016 Magdeburg, e‐mail
Series: Kyklos
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Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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