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A stock-flow matching approach to evaluation of public training program in a high unemployment environment

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  • Jekaterina Dmitrijeva

    (EPEE)

  • Mihails Hazans

    (University of Latvia & BICEPS)

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Monthly panel (1998-2003) data from regional labor offices in Latvia are used to analyze the matching process in a high unemployment – low labor demand environment and to evaluate the impact of active labor market policy programs on outflows from unemployment. Results suggest that the hiring process is driven by a stock-flow rather than by a traditional matching function: the stock of unemployed at the beginning of the month and flow of vacancies arriving during the month are the key determinants of outflows from unemployment to employment, while stock of vacancies and inflow of unemployed do not play any significant role. We find positive and significant effect of training programs on outflows from unemployment to employment, thus providing strong evidence against recent cuts in training expenditures.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Labor and Demography with number 0506007.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: 25 Jun 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpla:0506007

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Keywords: stock-flow matching; augmented matching function; labor market policy; training; transition countries;

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  1. Jeruzalski, Tomasz & Tyrowicz, Joanna, 2009. "(In)Efficiency of Matching - The Case of A Post-transition Economy," MPRA Paper 16598, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  2. Andrea Doneschi & Rossana Patron, 2011. "Assessing incentives and risks in training decisions. A methodological note applied to the Uruguayan case," Documentos de Trabajo (working papers) 1511, Department of Economics - dECON.
  3. Klinger, Sabine & Rothe, Thomas, 2010. "The impact of labour market reforms and economic performance on the matching of short-term and long-term unemployed," IAB Discussion Paper 201013, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
  4. Jekaterina Dmitrijeva, 2008. "Does Unemployed Training Increase Individual Employability? Evidence from Latvian Microdata," Documents de recherche 08-04, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.
  5. Jekaterina Dmitrijeva, 2008. "Matching and Labour Market Efficiency across Space and through EU accession: Evidence from Latvia, Estonia and Slovenia," Documents de recherche 08-05, Centre d'Études des Politiques Économiques (EPEE), Université d'Evry Val d'Essonne.
  6. Sabine Klinger & Thomas Rothe, 2012. "The Impact of Labour Market Reforms and Economic Performance on the Matching of the Short‐term and the Long‐term Unemployed," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 59(1), pages 90-114, 02.
  7. Ewa Gałecka-Burdziak, 2012. "Labour market matching – the case of Poland," Bank i Kredyt, National Bank of Poland, Economic Institute, vol. 43(3), pages 31-46.

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