The impact of policies for youth with reduced work capacity in Sweden and Norway

Author: Caroline Hall, And Inés Hardoy, And Kristine von Simson, And
Dnr: 3/2017

This project investigates similarities and differences in labour market policies directed at young adults with reduced work capacity in Sweden and Norway. More specifically, the authors describe the type of programmes in which young unemployed adults with a work impairment participate through the Public Employment Service in each country. Thereafter, using a so-called timing of events approach, they estimate the effects of various categories of programmes on transitions to employment for this group of unemployed youth.

The project is based on register data from, e.g., the Public Employment Service in each country for the period 2002-2013. The unemployed young adults are followed for up to four years after the registration as unemployed and the authors estimate the effects on both transitions to jobs and regular education.