Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21390
Authors: 
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2002
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 527
Abstract: 
Recent evaluations of active labor market policies are not very optimistic about their effectiveness to bring unemployed back to work. An important reason is that unemployed get locked-in, that is they reduce their effort to find a regular job. This paper uses an administrative dataset from the Slovak Republic on durations of individual unemployment spells. The focus of the analysis is temporary subsidized jobs. By exploiting the variation in the duration of these jobs it is possible to investigate whether or not the locking-in effect is important. It turns out that it is.
Subjects: 
unemployment
active labor market policy
subsidized jobs
duration models
JEL: 
C41
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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