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Title:Get Training or Wait? Long-Run Employment Effects of Training Programs for the Unemployed in West Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Völter, Robert
Osikominu, Aderonke
Fitzenberger, Bernd
Issue Date:2007
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 06-39 [rev.]
Abstract:Long-term public sector sponsored training programs often show little or negative short-run employment effects and often it is not possible to assess whether positive long-run effects exist. Based on unique administrative data, this paper estimates the long-run differential employment effects of three different types of training programs in West Germany. We use inflows into unemployment for the years 1986/87 and 1993/94 and apply local linear matching based on the estimated propensity score to estimate the effects of training programs starting during 1 to 2, 3 to 4, and 5 to 8 quarters of unemployment. The results show a negative lock-in effect for the period right after the beginning of the program and significantly positive treatment effects on employment rates in the medium- and long-run. The differential effects of the three programs compared to one another are mainly driven by differences in the length of the lock-in periods.
Subjects:multiple treatments
training programs
employment effects
local linear matching
administrative data
active labor market programs
JEL:C14
J68
H43
older Version:http://hdl.handle.net/10419/24231
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers
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