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Amendment of the Employment Act

Country of implementation
Hungary
General short description of the innovation
In the past the various measures of active labour market policy were strictly separated according to the Employment Act. One client was entitled to participate only in one program at the same time. From February 2002 the law has been made more ?exible. When the target group is selected from the unemployed in the most disadvantaged position, it is possible to combine various employment policy measures within the framework of one labour market program. Compared to the individual schemes the complex programs can o?er more generous bene?ts to those involved.
Target group
Total Population
Policy Field
  • employment
Type of Policy
  • public
Duration of the policy
2002
Scope of innovation
  • Scope: structural
  • Budgets: n.a.
  • Number of intended beneficiaries: n.a.
  • Spatial coverage: national
General description of (intended) objectives and strategies
Incentive system made more flexible: when the target group is selected from the unemployed in the most disadvantaged position (older, Roma), it is possible to combine various employment policy measures within the framework of one labour market program providing more benefits as opposed to the previous individual schemes. / / (http://econ.core.hu/file/download/HLM2004/TheHungarianLabourMarket_2004_onefile.pdf, pp.34) / / /
Nature of the innovation-short-term perspective
ALMP incentive system made more flexible and generous
Nature of the innovation-long-term perspective
Promote employability of unemployed in the most disadvantaged position (Roma and older unemployed)
Type of ideal-typical strategy for the innovation
  • others (activation)
Type of innovation
  • retrenchment or expansion of an existing/earlier policy
New outputs
  • others (makes possible to combine various employment policy measures)
Intended target group
unemployed in the most disadvantaged position (older, Roma)
Working age population
  • employment situation (unemployed)
Actors involved in policy-making/implementation and/or evaluation
  • agency or national social insurance body (Job Centres)
  • beneficiaries/users (unemployed in the most disadvantaged position (older, Roma))
Intended output
  • others (makes possible to combine various employment policy measures, more flexible system)
Intended and unintended outcomes
n.a.
Clarification of outcomes in terms of impacting resilience and labour market inclusion
Makes possible to combine various employment policy measures contributing to a more flexible system and to higher level of benefits for the most disadvantaged unemployed groups (Roma and older).
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