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Identifying effect heterogeneity to improve the efficiency of job creation schemes in Germany

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  • Caliendo, Marco
  • Hujer, Reinhard
  • Thomsen, Stephan L.

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"Previous empirical studies of job creation schemes in Germany have shown that the average effects for the participating individuals are negative. However, we find that this is not true for all strata of the population. Identifying individual characteristics that are responsible for the effect heterogeneity and using this information for a better allocation of individuals therefore bears some scope for improving programme effciency. We present several stratification strategies and discuss the occurring effect heterogeneity. Our findings show that job creation schemes do neither harm nor improve the labour market chances for most of the groups. Exceptions are long-term unemployed men in West and long-term unemployed women in East and West Germany who benefit from participation in terms of higher employment rates." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Caliendo, Marco & Hujer, Reinhard & Thomsen, Stephan L., 2005. "Identifying effect heterogeneity to improve the efficiency of job creation schemes in Germany," IAB Discussion Paper 200508, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
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    Keywords

    aktivierende Arbeitsmarktpolitik; Wirkungsforschung; Arbeitsbeschaffungsmaßnahme - Erfolgskontrolle; IAB-Bewerberangebotsdatei; IAB-Maßnahmeteilnehmergrunddatei; Beschäftigtenstatistik; berufliche Reintegration; Langzeitarbeitslose; Arbeitsmarktchancen; Ostdeutschland; Westdeutschland; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;

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    • C13 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General - - - Estimation: General
    • H43 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Project Evaluation; Social Discount Rate
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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