Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/227851
Authors: 
Van den Berg, Gerard J.
Dauth, Christine
Homrighausen, Pia
Stephan, Gesine
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper No. 2020:3
Abstract: 
We mailed brochures to 10,000 randomly chosen employed German workers eligible for a subsizided occupational training program called WeGebAU,informing them about the importance of skill-upgrading occupational training in general and about WeGebAU in particular. Using survey and register data,we estimate effects of the information treatment brochure on awareness of the program, on take-up of WeGebAU and other training,and on subsequent employment. The bRochure more than doubles awareness of the program. There are no effects on WeGebAU take-up but participation in other(unsubsidized) training increasesamong employees aged below 45. Short-term labor market outcomes are not affected.
Subjects: 
employment
wages
skills
randomized controlled trial
information treatment
JEL: 
J24
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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