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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Katarinaen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan den Berg, Gerard J.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe vocational employment training program is the most expensive training program in Sweden and a cornerstone of labor market policy. We analyze its causal effects on the individual transition rate from unemployment to employment by exploiting variation in the timing of treatment and outcome, dealing with selectivity on unobservables. We demonstrate the appropriateness of this approach in our con-text by studying the enrollment process. We develop a model allowing for duration dependence and unobserved heterogeneity (leading to spurious duration dependence) in the treatment effect itself, and we prove non-parametric identification. The data cover the population and include multiple unemployment spells for many individuals. The results indicate a large significantly positive effect on exit to work shortly after exiting the program. The effect at the individual level diminishes after some weeks. When taking account of the time spent in the program, the effect on the mean unemployment duration is small.en_US
dc.publisherInst. for Labour Market Policy Evaluation Uppsalaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2008:7en_US
dc.subject.keywordvocational trainingen_US
dc.subject.keywordprogram evaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordduration analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordselectivity biasen_US
dc.subject.keyworddynamic treatmentsen_US
dc.subject.keywordactive labor market policyen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsbegleitende Ausbildungen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.titleDuration dependence versus unobserved heterogeneity in treatment effects: Swedish labor market training and the transition rate to employmenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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