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Title:The relative efficiency of active labour market policy: Evidence from a social experiment and non-parametric methods PDF Logo
Authors:Vikström, Johan
Rosholm, Michael
Svarer, Michael
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2011:7
Abstract:We reanalyze the effects of a Danish active labour market program social experiment, that included a range of sub-treatments, including monitoring, job search assistance and training. Previous studies have shown that the overall effect of the experiment is positive. We apply newly developed non-parametric methods to determine which of the individual policies that explains the positive effect. The use of non-parametric methods to separate sub-treatment effects is important from a methodological point of view, since the alternative, namely parametric/distributional assumptions, is in conflict with the concept of experimental evidence. Our results are highly relevant in a policy perspective, as optimal labour market policy design requires knowledge on the effectiveness of specific policy measures.
Subjects:Active labour market policy
treatment effect
non-parametric bounds
JEL:C14
C41
C93
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy

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