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Bounding a Marching Estimator: the Case of a Norwegian Training Program

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  • Aakvik, A.

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In this paper we evaluate a Norwegian vocational rehabilitation program by comparing employment outcomes of trainees and nonparticipants using nonexperimental data. A matching estimator is used to calculate the training effect for different subgroups of the sample. We demonstrate how bounding the matching estimator can be used to evaluate the intrinsic uncertianty of estimated training effects due to selection on unobservables.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of Bergen in its series Norway; Department of Economics, University of Bergen with number 0499.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: 1999
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Handle: RePEc:fth:bereco:0499

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Keywords: EMPLOYMENT ; TRAINING PROGRAMMES;

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