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La escala local en las políticas activas de empleo

Begoña Cueto
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Professor in the Department of Applied Economics at the University of Oviedo. Her research is linked to the evaluation of active labour market policies, analysis of the situation of people with disabilities within the labour market and self-employment.She has directed a project for the R + D + i National Plan on entrepreneurship and economic cycles and two FIPROS projects related to disability and employment. Her findings have been published in academic journals such as Papers in Regional Science, International Journal of Manpower, Applied Economics, Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, Treasury Spanish or Applied Economics Magazine, among others.Currently participates in the STYLE Project (Strategic transitions for Youth Labour in Europe) funded by the European Union, cooperates in the analysis of the intergenerational transmission of poverty, research funded by Ramón Areces Foundation and has participated in the preparation of the VII Report FOES.


The Spanish regulatory framework for employment policies includes the local dimension in its definition. However, it is not clear what the role of local authorities is, even though they have implemented active labour market policies by reaching agreements with the autonomous communities.This article is intended to reflect on the role of local authorities. Its advantage, resulting from its better knowledge on specific problems of the territory, diminishes considering the small size of many municipalities and the difficulties they face when implementing their own policies. Coordination between different administration levels is a necessary condition for citizens to have access to efficient employment services in order to improve their chances of employment.


El marco regulatorio de las políticas de empleo incluye la dimensión local en su definición, pero no deja claro cuál es el papel de las entidades locales, que han llevado a cabo políticas activas de mercado de trabajo mediante el logro de acuerdos con las comunidades autónomas. En este artículo se reflexiona sobre el papel de las entidades locales. Su ventaja derivada del mejor conocimiento de los problemas concretos del territorio se reduce si tenemos en cuenta el pequeño tamaño de muchos municipios y la dificultad de llevar a cabo políticas propias. La coordinación entre las distintas administraciones es una condición indispensable para que el ciudadano pueda tener acceso a servicios de empleo eficientes de manera que mejoren sus posibilidades de inserción laboral.


El marc regulador de les polítiques d'ocupació inclou la dimensió local en la seva definició , però no deixa clar quin és el paper de les entitats locals , que han dut a terme polítiques actives de mercat de treball mitjançant l'assoliment d'acords amb les comunitats autònomes . En aquest article es reflexiona sobre el paper de les entitats locals . El seu avantatge derivat del millor coneixement dels problemes concrets del territori es redueix si tenim en compte la petita grandària de molts municipis i la dificultat de dur a terme polítiques pròpies. La coordinació entre les diferents administracions és una condició indispensable perquè el ciutadà pugui tenir accés a serveis d'ocupació eficients de manera que millorin les seves possibilitats d'inserció laboral .


employment policies, local authorities, active labour market policies, decentralization, public employment service

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