Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82169
Authors: 
Carling, Kenneth
Richardson, Katarina
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2001:2
Abstract: 
This paper estimates the relative efficiency of eight Swedish labor market programs in reducing the unemployment duration for participants. The analysis uses a hazard regression model and a uniquely large and rich administrative data set that contains all adult workers who became unemployed during 1995-1997. We find that programs in which the participants obtain subsidized work experience and training provided by firms, have better outcome than classroom vocational training. The relative efficiency is similar across demographic and skill groups and independent of the timing of the placement. A careful examination of the assignment process to programs reveals no self-selection, but substantial administrative-selection. However, the administrative-selection appears to be unrelated to the outcome and, thus, should not bias the results.
Subjects: 
Empirical Bayes methods
Employment duration
Program evaluation
Proxy variables
Selection bias
Simulations
JEL: 
C14
C24
J64
J68
J69
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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