Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/51912
Authors: 
Vikström, Johan
Rosholm, Michael
Svarer, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Discussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5596
Abstract: 
We re-analyze the effects of a Danish active labour market program social experiment that included a range of sub-treatments, including monitoring, job search assistance and training. Previous studies have shown that the overall effect of the experiment is positive. We apply newly developed non-parametric methods to determine which of the individual policies that explains the positive effect. The use of non-parametric methods to separate sub-treatment effects is important from a methodological point of view, since the alternative, namely parametric/distributional assumptions, is in conflict with the concept of experimental evidence. Our results are highly relevant in a policy perspective, as optimal labour market policy design requires knowledge on the effectiveness of specific policy measures.
Subjects: 
active labour market policy
treatment effect
non-parametric bounds
JEL: 
C14
C41
C93
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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