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Title:The curse and blessing of training the unemployed in a changing economy: the case of East Germany after unification PDF Logo
Authors:Lechner, Michael
Miquel, Ruth
Wunsch, Conny
Issue Date:2005
Series/Report no.:IAB discussion paper 2005,14
Abstract:We analyse the effects of public sector sponsored training for the unemployed in the transition process in East Germany. For the microeconometric analysis, we use a new, large and informative administrative database that allows us to use matching methods to reduce potential selection bias, disaggregate programme types, and to observe interesting labour market outcomes over 8 years. We find that, generally, all training programmes under investigation increase long-term employment prospects and earnings. However, as an important exception, the longer training programmes are on average not helpful for their male participants. At least part of the explanation for this negative result is that caseworkers severely misjudged the structure of the future demand for skills.
Subjects:IAB-Beschäftigtenstichprobe
prozessproduzierte Daten
Umschulung - Erfolgskontrolle
Weiterbildungsförderung - Erfolgskontrolle
Beschäftigungseffekte
Teilnehmer
berufliche Reintegration
Lohnentwicklung
Arbeitslose
arbeitslose Männer
Ostdeutschland
Bundesrepublik Deutschland
JEL:J68
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IAB-Discussion Paper, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB)

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