Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20927
Authors: 
Lechner, Michael
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 93
Abstract: 
This study analyses the effects of public-sector-sponsored continuous vocational training and retraining in East Germany after unification with West Germany in 1990. It presents econometric estimates of the average gains from training participation in terms of employment probabilities, earnings, and career prospects after the completion of training using a matching approach. The data is from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP, 1990-1996). The GSOEP allows the researcher to observe individual behavior on a monthly or on a yearly basis. The results suggest that despite large public expenditures there are no positive effects in the first years after training.
Subjects: 
Evaluation of training programs
panel data
matching
propensity score
JEL: 
J24
J60
J31
C33
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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