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Active labour market programmes includes all social expenditure (other than education) which is aimed at the improvement of the beneficiaries’ prospect of finding gainful employment or to otherwise increase their earnings capacity. This category includes spending on public employment services and administration, labour market training, special programmes for youth when in transition from school to work, labour market programmes to provide or promote employment for unemployed and other persons (excluding young and disabled persons) and special programmes for the disabled.

Source Publication:
An Interpretative Guide to the OECD Social Expenditure Database (SOCX), OECD, page 15.

Cross References:
Passive or income maintenance programmes (labour market programmes)

Statistical Theme: Labour statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Tuesday, April 16, 2002