Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/148513
Authors: 
Wunsch, Conny
Year of Publication: 
2016
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2016 [Issue:] 288
Abstract: 
Activation programs, such as job search assistance, training, or work experience programs for unemployed workers, typically initially produce negative employment effects. These so-called “lock-in effects” occur because participants spend less time and effort on job search activities than non-participants. Lock-in effects need to be offset by sufficiently large post-participation employment or earnings for the programs to be cost-effective. They represent key indirect costs that are often more important than direct program costs. The right timing and targeting of these programs can improve their cost-effectiveness by reducing lock-in effects.
Subjects: 
skills-training programs
program evaluation
lock-in effects
JEL: 
J68
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Document Type: 
Article

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