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Abstract

This research project concerning the effectiveness of labour market oriented training for the long-term unemployed focuses on the question of what works and does not work in training for this target-group. More specifically, it focuses on the process variables - that is the organisational, curricular and instructional characteristics of training programmes that might make one training programme more effective if compared with another training programme.
Among the trainees that have been 'interviewed' (during the case studies and the survey), there is a rather low percentage of dropouts. Also the number of trainees that found a (steady) job is rather high. With overall 'staying' on at the employers where the practical training took place, being the most important channel for getting a job. There are however, differences between countries in this respect, which seem to relate to the extent of formalisation of the labour market (especially the role of the employment service). Both in terms of output and outcome the training courses seem to be successful.

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Record Number: 7054 / Last updated on: 2005-09-30
Category: PROJ
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