Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/166018
Authors: 
Crépon, Bruno
van den Berg, Gerard J.
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy 2016:17
Abstract: 
Active labor market policies are massively used with the objective being to improve labor market outcomes of individuals out of work. Many observational evaluation studies have been published. In this review, we critically assess policy effectiveness. We emphasize insights from recent randomized controlled trials. In addition, we examine policy effects that have not been the primary object of most of the past evaluations, such as anticipatory effects of advance knowledge of future treatments and equilibrium effects, and we discuss the actual implementation of policies. We discuss the importance of heterogeneity of programs and effects and examine the extent to which potential participants are interested in enrollment. We also discuss the assessment of costs and benefits of programs.
Subjects: 
active labor market program
evaluation
job search assistance
matching
subsidized jobs
training
unemployment
wages
JEL: 
J08
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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