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dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Hilmaren_US
dc.contributor.authorUhlendorff, Arneen_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-05-25en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T09:51:02Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T09:51:02Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/33747-
dc.description.abstractThe so-called Hartz reform has introduced fundamental changes for publicly sponsored training in Germany. This concerns primarily the emission of training vouchers as an exclusive allocation device, allowing potential participants free choice among training providers within a given training target range. In addition, delivery of training vouchers is conditioned on sufficient re-employment prospects of a job-seeker. We comparatively examine the impact of participation for the quantitatively most important type of training programs before and after the reform by using administrative data of the Federal Employment Agency. Based on conditional propensity score matching, we investigate average treatment effects by means of non-parametrically estimated state probabilities and semi-parametrically estimated transition rates. Our results show that participation in training programs had a positive impact on employment prospects already before the reform. Results for the relative short observation period since the reform are pointing to a further increase of effectiveness. The driving force behind this seems to come from reducing the duration of training programs, which has decreased the lock-in effect without affecting the program effect.en_US
dc.language.isogeren_US
dc.publisher|aInstitute for the Study of Labor (IZA) |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aIZA Discussion Papers |x2255en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.jelJ68en_US
dc.subject.jelH43en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordprogram evaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordoccupational trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordHartz-Reformsen_US
dc.subject.keywordGermanyen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.subject.stwHartz-Reformen_US
dc.subject.stwWeiterbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleDie Wirkung der Hartz-Reform im Bereich der beruflichen Weiterbildungen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn529645904en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-

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