Active Job-search Programs a Promising Tool?: A Microeconometric Evaluation for Austria

Weber, Andrea and Hofer, Helmut (May 2003) Active Job-search Programs a Promising Tool?: A Microeconometric Evaluation for Austria. IHS Economics Series 131

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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 onunemployment durations. For women all programs have positive effects.;

Item Type: IHS Series
Keywords: 'Active labour market policy' 'Treatment effect' 'Multivariate duration model'
Classification Codes (e.g. JEL): C14, C41, J64, J68
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 Sep 2014 10:37
Last Modified: 25 Jul 2017 05:30
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/1490

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