Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/27273
Authors: 
Rinne, Ulf
Schneider, Marc
Uhlendorff, Arne
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 749
Abstract: 
This study analyzes the treatment effects of public training programs for the unemployed in Germany. Based on propensity score matching methods we extend the picture that has been sketched in previous studies by estimating treatment effects of medium-term programs for different sub-groups with respect to vocational education and age. Our results indicate that program participation has a positive impact on employment probabilities for all sub-groups. Participants also seem to find more often higher paid jobs than non-participants. However, we find only little evidence for the presence of heterogeneous treatment effects, and the magnitude of the differences is quite small. Our results are thus - at least in part - conflicting with the strategy to increasingly provide training to individuals with better employment prospects.
Subjects: 
Program Evaluation
Active Labor Market Policy
Effect Heterogeneity
Public Training Programs
Matching
JEL: 
J64
J68
H43
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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