This piece will provide insight into the argument between Michael Porter and Interventionist Economists on the topic of unemployment: Should the government accommodate the economy with economic investments, or should they directly intervene in the labour market, as a means to raise employment and lower unemployment. The area of study will be South Holland in the time bracket of 2005 to 2014, and the unite of Study will be the South Holland Municipalities. The findings of this work are such that investing directly into employment policies has the desired effect of raising employment and lowering unemployment, whilst economic accommodation policies are seen to have no significant effect.

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Keywords unemployment, employment, economic accommodation, intervention, labour market
Thesis Advisor F.G. van Oort
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Series Economics
M. Valentukevicius. (2018, April 6). Employment, Unemployment and Municipal Policy in the South Holland Province. Economics. Retrieved from