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The employment service and vacancy durations.

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Source
Eval Rev. 2002 Dec;26(6):602-17
Publication Type
Article
Date
Dec-2002
Author
Lars Behrenz
Author Affiliation
Center for Labor Market Policy Research, Växjö University, Sweden.
Source
Eval Rev. 2002 Dec;26(6):602-17
Date
Dec-2002
Language
English
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Cost-Benefit Analysis
Employment
Government Programs - organization & administration
Humans
Personnel Staffing and Scheduling - economics - statistics & numerical data
Program Evaluation
Regression Analysis
Sweden
Vocational Guidance
Abstract
In the literature, there are few examples of studies analyzing the impact of labor market programs on vacancies. This article presents the results of a study of the impact of personnel increase at Swedish employment offices on vacancy durations. The evaluation method in the study is quasi-experimental. The main results of the study are as follows: (a) The increase of employment office staff members reduced their vacancy durations by approximately 2 days, and the probability that a vacancy is cancelled from the register is 1.17 times higher for the program offices; and (b) this effect is too small for the increase of staff members to represent a socially efficient use of resources and for a positive outcome in a public finance context.
PubMed ID
12465572 View in PubMed
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