Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33209
Authors: 
Bonin, Holger
Schneider, Hilmar
Year of Publication: 
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
Hartz-Reforms
Germany
JEL: 
J68
H43
D61
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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