Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/20928
Authors: 
Lechner, Michael
Eichler, Martin
Year of Publication: 
1999
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 94
Abstract: 
In East Germany, active labour market policies (ALMPs) are used on a large scale to contain fast rising unemployment after unification. This paper evaluates the effects for participants in public employment programmes (PEPs), that are an important part of ALMPs. It focuses on individual unemployment probabilities. By concentrating on the state of Sachsen-Anhalt, the econometric analysis can use a new and large panel, the Arbeitsmarktmonitor Sachsen-Anhalt. We aim at nonparametric identification of the effects of PEPs by combining the use of comparison groups with differencing over time to correct for selection effects. Our results indicate that PEP participation reduces the unemployment risk of the participants.
Subjects: 
East German labour markets
treatment effects
panel data
matching
differences-in-differences
JEL: 
C23
J64
H43
C14
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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