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Title:Individual incentives in program participation: splitting up the process in assignment and enrollment PDF Logo
Authors:Weber, Andrea Maria
Issue Date:2008
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 3404
Abstract:In this paper we investigate two stages in the process that leads to participation in ALMP programs. We use unique administrative data from the Austrian unemployment registers which allow us to distinguish between caseworker assignment and actual program enrollment. Although 25% of newly unemployed workers are assigned to a program, only half of them enroll and participate in the program longer than 5 days. This difference between assignment and enrollment rates cannot be explained by job entries, program cancelations, or rejected program applications alone. Therefore we analyze the influence of observable characteristics on each stage of the participation process. We find that beside policy regulations individual worker incentives play an important role in determining program participation.
Subjects:Unemployment
active labor market policy
evaluation
JEL:J24
Persistent Identifier of the first edition:urn:nbn:de:101:1-2008032063
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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