Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/71228
Authors: 
Weber, Andrea
Hofer, Helmut
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Reihe Ökonomie / Economics Series, Institut für Höhere Studien (IHS) 131
Abstract: 
In Austria active job-search programs were introduced on a large scale in 1999. These programs aim at activating unemployed at an early stage and bringing them back to work by training job-search related skills. We evaluate the impact of active labour market programs in Austria on individual unemployment durations, and allow program effects to vary between active job-search programs and formal training programs. We use the timing-of-events method which estimates the program effect as a shift in the transition rate from unemployment to jobs at the moment of program entry. We find that participation in active job-search programs significantly reduces unemployment durations, whereas formal training programs have a negative effect on unemployment durations. For women all programs have positive effects.
Subjects: 
active labour market policy
treatment effect
multivariate duration model
JEL: 
C14
C41
J64
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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