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Employment and Vocational Schemes: an Advantage in the Medium Term for the Participants? The Examples of the CIE, CES and SIFE Schemes


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  • Karl Even


  • Tristan Klein


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    Using a survey: the Panel of Employment Policy Beneficiaries, this study measured the effectiveness of Solidarity Employment Contracts (CES), Employment Initiative Contracts (CIE), and Employment Training and Placement Courses (SIFE group training and integration), comparing the return to employment of past beneficiaries, with a control group of eligible job seekers. The selection bias has been minimised by pairing the beneficiary and control groups, against variables which influence participation in the schemes (family background and previous career, but also living standard and financial situation). On average the CIE is effective for returning to employment and improving living standards, while the CES and the SIFE group schemes do not significantly improve the careers of the beneficiaries compared with those of the control group. Nevertheless, taking part in CES or a SIFE group scheme can be beneficial for those aged between 26 and 49, in comparison with the careers of the control group.

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    Article provided by Institut National de la Statistique et des Etudes Economiques in its journal Economie et Statistique.

    Volume (Year): 408-409 (2008)
    Issue (Month): (May)
    Pages: 3-43

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    Handle: RePEc:crs:ecosta:es408-409a

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    Keywords: Active Labour Market Policies Evaluation; Targeted Wage Subsidies; Long-Term Unemployment; Matching Estimators;

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