Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33903
Authors: 
Graversen, Brian Krogh
Jensen, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2230
Abstract: 
In this paper, we evaluate the employment effects of Danish active labour market programmes aimed at welfare benefit recipients. We estimate an econometric model with treatment effects and discrete outcomes and we allow the responses to treatment to vary among observationally identical persons. The empirical analysis is based on a register-based dataset that gives information on participation in labour market programmes and subsequent employment. Using a latent variable model, we estimate commonly defined treatment effects, and in particular, the distribution of treatment effects. We do not find any significant mean effects of participation in private sector employment programmes compared to participation in other programmes, but we find evidence of heterogeneity in the treatment effects.
Subjects: 
heterogeneous treatment effects
active labour market programmes
welfare dependence
employment
JEL: 
I38
J64
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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