Bitte verwenden Sie diesen Link, um diese Publikation zu zitieren, oder auf sie als Internetquelle zu verweisen: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/114005
Autoren: 
Huber, Martin
Lechner, Michael
Strittmatter, Anthony
Datum: 
2015
Schriftenreihe/Nr.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 9138
Zusammenfassung: 
This paper evaluates the effect of a voucher award system for assignment into vocational training on the employment outcomes of unemployed voucher recipients in Germany, along with the causal mechanisms through which it operates. It assesses the direct effect of voucher assignment net of actual redemption, which may be driven by preference shaping/learning about (possibilities of) human capital investments or simply by costs of information gathering. Using a mediation analysis framework based on sequential conditional independence assumptions and semiparametric matching estimators, our results suggest that the negative short term and positive long term employment effects of voucher award are mainly driven by actual training participation. However, also the direct effect of just obtaining the voucher is negative in the short run. This points to potential efficiency losses of voucher award systems if individuals decide not to redeem, as employment chances are lower than under non-award in the short run and under redemption in the long run, making non-redemption the least attractive option.
Schlagwörter: 
mediation analysis
voucher award
training programmes
direct effects
indirect effects
causal mechanisms
causal channels
matching estimation
JEL: 
J64
J68
C21
C31
Dokumentart: 
Working Paper

Datei(en):
Datei
Größe
1.07 MB





Publikationen in EconStor sind urheberrechtlich geschützt.