The relative effectiveness of selected active labor market programs. An empirical investigation for Germany

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Stephan G, Pahnke A
Journal: The Manchester School
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 79
Journal issue: 6
Pages range: 1262-1293
ISSN: 1463-6786
eISSN: 1467-9957
Language: English


Abstract


For Germany, we estimate the relative effectiveness of training programs and job creation schemes. We pay particular attention to problems of common support that may arise in cross-program comparisons. Furthermore, we show that the use of different outcome variables may lead to different conclusions. In particular, the group of participants in job creation schemes may be too different from training participants to conduct a reliable comparison. Participants in shorter training programs spend more time in employment than those in longer programs; this is mainly due to less lock-in effects. However, at the end of our observation period participants in long retraining programs show the best relative performance. © 2011 The Authors. The Manchester School © 2011 Blackwell Publishing Ltd and The University of Manchester.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Stephan, Gesine Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Volkswirtschaftslehre, insbesondere Empirische Mikroökonomie (Stiftungslehrstuhl)


How to cite

APA:
Stephan, G., & Pahnke, A. (2011). The relative effectiveness of selected active labor market programs. An empirical investigation for Germany. The Manchester School, 79(6), 1262-1293. https://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9957.2010.02221.x

MLA:
Stephan, Gesine, and Andre Pahnke. "The relative effectiveness of selected active labor market programs. An empirical investigation for Germany." The Manchester School 79.6 (2011): 1262-1293.

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