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Mikroökonometrische Evaluation arbeitsmarktpolitischer Massnahmen

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  • Michael Lechner

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Many European countries entertain considerable active labour market policies (ALMP) to increase the reemployment chances of the unemployed. Since policies are very costly the pressure for scientific evaluations of the single programmes that are part of the ALMP increases. This paper surveys recent developments in the methodology of microeconometric evaluation that emphasises the issue of nonparametric identification of causal effects as a pre-requisite for reliable estimation and policy conclusions. The paper concludes with some brief remarks about recent empirical evaluations of the Swiss ALMP.

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Paper provided by Department of Economics, University of St. Gallen in its series University of St. Gallen Department of Economics working paper series 2002 with number 2002-20.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Oct 2002
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Handle: RePEc:usg:dp2002:2002-20

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Keywords: Aktive Arbeitsmarktpolitik; Identifikation kausaler Effekte; Nichtparametrische Schätzung;

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