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Estimating the Effect of Vocational Training on Unemployment Duration in West Germany / Auswirkungen beruflicher Weiterbildung auf die Arbeitslosigkeitsdauer in Westdeutschland: A Discrete Hazard Rate Model with Instrumental Variables / Ein diskretes Hazardratenmodell mit Instrumentvariablen

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  • Hujer Reinhard

    () (Department of Economics, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, Mertonstr. 17, 60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany)

  • Maurer Kai-Oliver
  • Wellner Marc

    (Frankfurt am Main)

Abstract

This paper is concerned with the effect of vocational training on individual unemployment duration in West Germany. The data base used in this study is the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP) for West Germany for the period from 1984 to 1994. The econometric model is a semi-parametric single risk discrete time duration model. To take into account a possible selection bias, an instrumental variable for actual participation in vocational training is used. This instrumental variable is the predicted participation propensity obtained by estimating a probit model for the participation in vocational training measures. The main results show that prior participation does have a significant effect on the reduction of unemployment duration in the short run. However, this effect does not persist in the long run.

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  • Hujer Reinhard & Maurer Kai-Oliver & Wellner Marc, 1999. "Estimating the Effect of Vocational Training on Unemployment Duration in West Germany / Auswirkungen beruflicher Weiterbildung auf die Arbeitslosigkeitsdauer in Westdeutschland: A Discrete Hazard Rate," Journal of Economics and Statistics (Jahrbuecher fuer Nationaloekonomie und Statistik), De Gruyter, vol. 218(5-6), pages 619-646, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:jns:jbstat:v:218:y:1999:i:5-6:p:619-646
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    1. Roger Bandick & Holger Görg, 2010. "Foreign acquisition, plant survival, and employment growth," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 43(2), pages 547-573, May.
    2. Michael Lechner & Ruth Miquel & Conny Wunsch, 2011. "Long‐Run Effects Of Public Sector Sponsored Training In West Germany," Journal of the European Economic Association, European Economic Association, vol. 9(4), pages 742-784, August.
    3. Bandick, Roger & Görg, Holger, 2009. "Foreign acquisition, plant survival, and employment growth," Kiel Working Papers 1525, Kiel Institute for the World Economy (IfW).
    4. Girma, Sourafel & Görg, Holger, 2001. "Blessing or Curse? Domestic Plants' Survival and Employment Prospects After Foreign Acquisition," CEPR Discussion Papers 2994, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers.
    5. Klose, Christoph & Bender, Stefan, 2000. "Berufliche Weiterbildung für Arbeitslose - ein Weg zurück in Beschäftigung? : Analyse einer Abgängerkohorte des Jahres 1986 aus Maßnahmen zur Fortbildung und Umschulung mit der ergänzten IAB-Beschäfti," Mitteilungen aus der Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 33(3), pages 421-444.
    6. Rabe, Birgitta, 2000. "Wirkungen aktiver Arbeitsmarktpolitik: Evaluierungsergebnisse für Deutschland, Schweden, Dänemark und die Niederlande," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment FS I 00-208, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

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