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Déjà Vu? Short-term training in Germany 1980–1992 and 2000–2003

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  • Bernd Fitzenberger

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  • Olga Orlanski

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  • Aderonke Osikominu

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  • Marie Paul

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Abstract

Short-term training has recently become the largest active labor market program in Germany regarding the number of participants. Little is known about the effectiveness of different types of short-term training, particularly their long-run effects. This paper estimates the effects of short-term training programs in West Germany starting in the time periods 1980–1992 and 2000–2003 on the three outcomes employment, earnings, and participation in long-term training programs. We find that short-term training shows mostly persistently positive and often significant employment effects. Short-term training focusing on testing and monitoring search effort shows slightly smaller effects compared to the pure training variant. The lock-in periods lasted longer in the 1980s and 1990s compared to the early 2000s. Short-term training results in higher future participation in long-term training programs. Copyright Springer-Verlag 2013

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Empirical Economics.

Volume (Year): 44 (2013)
Issue (Month): 1 (February)
Pages: 289-328

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Handle: RePEc:spr:empeco:v:44:y:2013:i:1:p:289-328

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Keywords: Short-term training; Employment effects; Future training participation; Administrative data; Active labor market programs; C 14; J 68; H 43;

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