Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82145
Authors: 
Frölich, Markus
Lechner, Michael
Steiger, Heidi
Year of Publication: 
2003
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2004:1
Abstract: 
The need for better targeting of active labour market programmes is evident from the many evaluation studies that find insignificant or even negative effects. A statistical system could contribute to a more precise targeting of labour market programmes to those individuals who are likely to benefit from them. Such a system could assist caseworkers in selecting adequate programmes on an individual basis. In this paper, international experiences with these systems are surveyed and a potential approach for Switzerland is developed. The simulated outcomes indicate that a statistical selection system could have contributed to a substantial re-employment increase.
Subjects: 
Active labour market policy
profiling
targeting
statistical treatment rules
JEL: 
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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