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    Evaluating Labour Market Interventions

    O'Neill, Donal (2000) Evaluating Labour Market Interventions. Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland, XX1X. p. 177. ISSN 0081-4776

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    The high growth rates experienced in Ireland over the last 10 years has resulted in a tightening of the labour market which is reflected in the number of unfilled vacancies reported by firms. At the same time wage inequality has increased leading to greater demands being placed on the government to tackle social exclusion. In response to these issues, recent governments have proposed a range of policies involving direct intervention in the labour market. Effective implementation of these policies requires careful monitoring and evaluation of their effects. This paper examines the procedures currently available for evaluating labour market interventions. The results of recent evaluations of minimum wages laws, reform of the benefit system and changes in working-time conditions are used to illustrate the methodologies involved. The paper also describes the data requirements of these methodologies and examines the currently available Irish labour market data in this light.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Programme Evaluation; Social Experiments; Labour Markets;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8487
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 13:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland
    Publisher: Tara
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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