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dc.contributor.authorWolff, Joachimen_US
dc.contributor.authorNivorozhkin, Antonen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-04T08:15:22Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-04T08:15:22Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/62046-
dc.description.abstractIn Germany, due to special rules 15- to 24-year-old welfare recipients, registered with Public Employment Office, are highly targeted by mandatory activation policies. This paper investigates the effects of the special rules in terms of enhancing the (re-)employment probability, increasing earnings and reducing benefit dependency of targeted people in East and West Germany in the short- and the long-run. Using registry dataset of the inflow into unemployment and welfare over the period October 2005 to January 2006 the paper exploits the age related eligibility rule to identify a suitable counterfactual using a regression discontinuity design. Our estimates imply zero or negative effects of targeting for selected population subgroups. A possible explanation to our finding is that an excessive targeting of young welfare recipients by active labour market programmes may lead to a low quality matches between programmes and participants.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZBW - Deutsche Zentralbibliothek für Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Leibniz-Informationszentrum Wirtschaft |xKiel und Hamburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2012: Neue Wege und Herausforderungen für den Arbeitsmarkt des 21. Jahrhunderts - Session: Labor Market Policy Evaluation |xB08-V1en_US
dc.subject.jelC13en_US
dc.subject.jelI38en_US
dc.subject.jelJ68en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.titleGive them a break! Did activation of young welfare recipients overshoot in Germany? (A regression discontinuity analysis)en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn731304233-
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:vfsc12:62046-

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