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Macroeconometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies in Austria

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  • Dauth, Wolfgang

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    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)

  • Hujer, Reinhard

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    (Goethe University Frankfurt)

  • Wolf, Katja

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    (Institute for Employment Research (IAB), Nuremberg)

Abstract

This paper contributes to the literature on macroeconometric evaluation of active labour market policies (ALMP) by considering the regional effects on both the matching process and the job-seeker rate. We use an unique new data set on all Austrian job-seekers between 2001 to 2007 and apply GMM and Quasi-ML estimators to take into account both the simultaneity of ALMP and spatial interrelations between employment office districts. The results indicate that job schemes in the non-profit sector, wage subsidies, and apprenticeships cause particularly favourable effects on the regional matching function and the job-seeker rate.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5217.

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Length: 42 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2010
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5217

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Keywords: evaluation; active labour market policy; dynamic panel data model; spatial econometrics;

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Cited by:
  1. Rainer Eppel & Helmut Mahringer, 2012. "Do wage subsidies work in boosting economic inclusion? Evidence on e," EcoMod2012 4065, EcoMod.
  2. Stops, Michael, 2012. "Job matching across occupational labour markets," IAB Discussion Paper 201227, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  3. Rainer Eppel & Helmut Mahringer, 2013. "Do Wage Subsidies Work in Boosting Economic Inclusion? Evidence on Effect Heterogeneity in Austria," WIFO Working Papers, WIFO 456, WIFO.
  4. Stops, Michael, 2011. "Job Matching on non-separated Occupational Labour Markets," Annual Conference 2011 (Frankfurt, Main): The Order of the World Economy - Lessons from the Crisis 49161, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
  5. Escudero, Veronica, 2014. "Are active labour market policies effective in activating and integrating low-skilled individuals? An international comparison," MPRA Paper 55319, University Library of Munich, Germany.

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