Working Paper Series, Department of Economics, Copenhagen Business School
Trine Filges and Birthe Larsen
The Impact of Yputh Unemployment Policy
Abstract: This paper examines the impact on unemployment,
unemployment distribution, wages and welfare of Youth Unemployment
Programmes (YUPs). The aim of YUP is to increase the number of young people
acquiring skills. We assume that the YUPs are a complete success and
consequently analyse what happens when the number of skilled workers
increases relatively to the number of unskilled workers. The results depend
on the productivity of the skilled workers when employed in the "unskilled
sector" relatively to the productivity of the unskilled worker.
Keywords: Skill; Unemployment; Search; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J18; J38; J68; (follow links to similar papers)
34 pages, December 6, 2001
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