Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/158791
Authors: 
Holzner, Christian
Munz, Sonja
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] Journal for Labour Market Research [ISSN:] 2510-5027 [Volume:] 46 [Year:] 2013 [Issue:] 2 [Pages:] 83-102
Abstract: 
The German Federal government has allowed local governments of some regions (Approved Local Providers) to be solely responsible for the care of unemployment benefit II recipients. In the remaining regions Joint Local Agencies were formed, where the local social benefit administrations work together with the local public employment services. We find that despite positive self-selection Approved Local Providers do not perform better than Joint Local Agencies. Even more interestingly, using a unique data set on organisational characteristics we are able to show that the organisational features implemented primarily by Approved Local Providers are positively correlated with the job finding probability of the unemployment benefits II recipients. Thus, local governments that self-selected into Approved Local Providers seem to have implemented a better organisational structure. However, their relatively poor performance overall compared to Joint Local Agencies suggests that they underestimated the benefits of having the local public employment service merged with the local social benefit administration.
Subjects: 
Optionskommune - Erfolgskontrolle
ARGE - Erfolgskontrolle
Beschäftigungseffekte
berufliche Reintegration
Langzeitarbeitslose
Experimentierklausel
Vermittlungserfolg
Arbeitsvermittlung
Hartz-Reform
Organisationsstruktur
JEL: 
I38
J64
C31
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Document Type: 
Article

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