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Title:Wirksamkeit der Förderung der beruflichen Weiterbildung vor und nach den Hartz-Reformen PDF Logo
Authors:Bonin, Holger
Schneider, Hilmar
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2069
Abstract:This paper analyzes the effectiveness of occupational training programs for the unemployed before and after the substantial amendments in German labor market legislation known as Hartz reforms. Based on the official evaluation of the reforms, we show that program impacts vary much across different types of training. Before the reform, especially long-term training to a new occupation was not effective. It appears that the effectiveness of most training measures has substantially improved after the reform. This is due to the introduction of better quality management, stronger competition among the suppliers of training, and more freedom of choice for the unemployed.
Subjects:program evaluation
occupational training
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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