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Effects of contracting out public sector tasks

31 December, 2011
Ole Helby Petersen Associate professor, ph.d. Danish Institute of Governmental Research (AKF)
A presentation of the results of a research-based review of Danish and international studies from 2000-2011

Three main points:

  • The documented effects of contracting out are smaller and the results more mixed than often assumed in political debates on the issue
  • There are significant differences in the documented effects within the technical and social service areas
  • The documented effects for employees affected by contracting out are generally negative


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