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The Impact of Active Labour Market Policies: A Closer Look at the Czech and Slovak Republics

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  • Burda, Michael C
  • Lubyová, Martina

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This paper investigates the impact of active labour market policies (ALMPs) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia over the period 1991-4. Econometric results suggest that levels of these policies - including a dramatic reduction of ALMP spending in Slovakia by more than two-thirds in 1993 - contributed to the divergence in labour market outcomes in the two countries. All other things equal, raising average Slovak district ALMP spending in 1993 to 1992 levels would have been associated with at least a 30% increase in monthly outflows out of unemployment into jobs. While aggregate ALMPs are positively associated with aggregate vacancies, cross-sectional correlation at the district level is negative in the Czech Republic, suggesting a degree of local responsiveness which is less evident in Slovakia.

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Paper provided by C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers in its series CEPR Discussion Papers with number 1102.

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Date of creation: Feb 1995
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Handle: RePEc:cpr:ceprdp:1102

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Keywords: Active Labour Market Policies; Czech and Slovak Republics; Matching Function; Unemployment;

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  1. Jahn, Elke J. & Wagner, Thomas, 2000. "Substitution and crowding-out effects of active labour market policy," Discussion Papers 2, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg, Chair of Labour and Regional Economics.
  2. Puhani, Patrick A. & Steiner, Viktor, 1996. "Public works for Poland? Active labour market policies during transition," ZEW Discussion Papers 96-01, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  3. Daniel Munich & Jan Svejnar & Katherine Terrell, 2001. "Worker-firm Matching and Unemployment in Transition to a Market," Development and Comp Systems 0012011, EconWPA.
  4. Núria Rodríguez-Planas & Benus Jacob, 2010. "Evaluating active labor market programs in Romania," Empirical Economics, Springer, vol. 38(1), pages 65-84, February.
  5. van Ours, Jan C, 2002. "The Locking-in Effect of Subsidized Jobs," CEPR Discussion Papers 3489, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
  6. Lubyova, M. & Ours, J.C. van, 1998. "Effects of Active Labor Market Programs on the Transition Rate from Unemployment into Regular Jobs in the Slovak Republic," Discussion Paper 1998-127, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  7. Kamil Galušèák & Daniel Münich, 2007. "Structural and Cyclical Unemployment: What Can Be Derived from the Matching Function? (in English)," Czech Journal of Economics and Finance (Finance a uver), Charles University Prague, Faculty of Social Sciences, vol. 57(3-4), pages 102-125, June.
  8. Patrick Puhani & Viktor Steiner, 1997. "The Effectiveness and Efficiency of Active Labour Market Policies in Poland," Empirica, Springer, vol. 24(3), pages 209-231, October.
  9. Ours, J.C. van, 2002. "The Locking-In Effect of Subsidized Jobs," Discussion Paper 2002-60, Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research.
  10. Puhani, Patrick A., 1999. "Estimating the effects of public training on Polish unemployment by way of the augmented matching function approach," ZEW Discussion Papers 99-38, ZEW - Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung / Center for European Economic Research.
  11. Lehmann, Hartmut, 1995. "Active labor market policies in the OECD and in selected transition economies," Policy Research Working Paper Series 1502, The World Bank.
  12. Puhani, Patrick A, 1999. "Public Training and Outflows from Unemployment: An Augmented Matching Function Approach on Polish Regional Data," CEPR Discussion Papers 2244, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.

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