Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/23725
Authors: 
Wiemers, Jürgen
Schultz, Birgit
Reinowski, Eva
Year of Publication: 
2004
Series/Report no.: 
IWH Discussion Papers 188
Abstract: 
This study evaluates the effects of further training on the individual unemployment duration of different groups of persons representing individual characteristics and some aspects of the economic environment. The Micro Census Saxony enables us to include additional information about a person's employment history to eliminate the bias resulting from unobservable characteristics and to avoid Ashenfelter's Dip. In order to solve the sample selection problem we employ an optimal full matching assignment, the Hungarian algorithm. The impact of participation in further training is evaluated by comparing the unemployment duration between participants and non-participants using the Kaplan-Meier-estimator. Overall, we find empirical evidence that participation in further training programmes results in even longer unemployment duration.
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