Benchmarking Carrots and Sticks

Benchmarking Carrots and Sticks

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Social benchmarking is an evaluation method in which the performance levels of different public social programs are compared, either relatively to each other or to an absolute value. The first part of this research discusses the use of social benchmarking for the evaluation of active labour market policies. This part also develops a social benchmark model, which can be used to assess the performance of active labour market policies in general, and work-based employment programs in specific. The second part of this research consists of the actual benchmarking of the work-based employment programs in five countries: Australia, Canada, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the United KingdomThe Activity Test is part of the direct eligibility criteria of the Youth Allowance. ... agreement is drawn during a mandatory a€œWork-focused interviewa€ in which all claimants must take part in order to claim a benefit. This Jobseekersa#39; Agreement thus does not only apply to New Deal participants but to all JSA claimants, includinganbsp;...

Title:Benchmarking Carrots and Sticks
Author:Julie Castonguay
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press - 2009


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