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How well has the new deal for young people worked in the UK regions?

McVicar, Duncan and Podivinsky, Jan M. Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre (2003) How well has the new deal for young people worked in the UK regions? , Belfast, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre 46pp. (Working Paper Series 79).

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The New Deal for Young People (NDYP) is a major active labour market policy aimed at getting unemployed young people in the UK off benefits and into work. This paper uses duration analysis to examine how the policy has performed across the UK regions in terms of raising exit probabilities from unemployment at different unemployment durations. The paper is the first to carry out such a regional analysis of NDYP. Our findings suggest that NDYP has significantly boosted exit rates from unemployment for those unemployed for six months or more in all regions. The magnitude of this overall effect varies across regions but not in any apparent systematic way. The composition of this overall effect, however, is related to regional unemployment rates.

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Published date: 1 April 2003
Keywords: youth, labour market, education


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Date deposited: 15 May 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:52

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Author: Duncan McVicar

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