Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/18561
Authors: 
Fertig, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
RWI Discussion Papers 10
Abstract: 
This paper investigates whether and to what extent employment policy measures (co-) financed by the European Social Fund in Germany meet their objective. Specifically, it is analyzed whether qualification programs for employed workers in the German state of Saxony were effective in terms of employment protection.To this end, a control function approach is implemented which utilizes a unique firm-level dataset. This model explicitly accounts for unobserved heterogeneity between participating and non-participating companies by modeling the participation decision process. Our results suggest a positive effect of program participation. However, this positive treatment effect varies considerably across different sub-groups of the treatment as well as the comparison group.
Subjects: 
Employment Policy
European Social Fund
Firm-Level Data
JEL: 
J68
H43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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