Temporary work as an active labor market policy: Evaluating an innovative program for disadvantaged youths
AbstractWhile high rates of youth unemployment are a severe problem in most European countries, the program evaluation literature shows that disadvantaged youths constitute a group that is particularly difficult to assist effectively. As innovative measures are thus needed, we evaluate a German pilot program that targets low-skilled young unemployed and combines three components: a) individual coaching, b) classroom training and c) temporary work. Using an ex-post quasi-randomization approach, our analysis shows that the program has a positive impact on the post-program employment probability of participants.
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Volume (Year): 32 (2012)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
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Program evaluation; disadvantaged youths; temporary work; ALMP;
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- Ehlert, Christoph & Kluve, Jochen & Schaffner, Sandra, 2012. "Temporary Work as an Active Labor Market Policy: Evaluating an Innovative Program for Disadvantaged Youths," IZA Discussion Papers 6670, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - General
- J6 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies
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