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Graphik: Bulletpoint Abstracts issue 1/2017 (English)

Jürgen Figerl/ Rudolf Moser/ Dennis Tamesberger/ : »Magic Polygon« of Labour Market Policy. A Proposal for a Human and Economic Prudent Perspective

For active labour market policy to succeed as a central social and economic policy field, it must address a diverse array of interest groups. However, the current public debate and the official law of public employment services focuse only on reintegrating unemployed and on reducing the overall unemployment. This article offers a broader target catalog for active labour market policy in the sense of a »magic polygon«: A human and economically prudent active labour market policy is characterized by a fair balance between the interests of workers and employers. Through the lens of this target catalogue, this article aims to evaluate central instruments of an active labour market policy (wage subsidies, qualification measures, socioeconomic businesses, non-profit employment projects, consultants and care institutions) on a micro-level and a macro-level. Finally, the article shows that qualification measures are able to combine most of the aims.

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