Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/82227
Authors: 
Larsson, Laura
Year of Publication: 
2000
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper, IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2000:1
Abstract: 
This paper evaluates and compares the direct effects of two Swedish active labour market programmes for youth, namely youth practice and labour market training. Effectiveness of the programmes is measured by subsequent annual earnings, re-employment probability, and probability of regular education. A non-parametric matching approach based on conditional independence assumption is applied to estimate the average program effects. Moreover, the results obtained by matching are compared to results from standard linear regression and probit models, and a polychotomous selectivity model with unobserved individual heterogeneity. The results indicate either zero or negative effects of both programmes in the short run, whereas the long-run effects are mainly zero or slightly positive. The results suggest furthermore that youth practice was better than labour training. However, there is much heterogeneity in the estimated treatment effects among the individuals.
Subjects: 
Active labour market policies
Balancing score
Evaluation
Matching
Propensity score
Selection
Treatment effects
JEL: 
C14
C50
J38
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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