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Effectiveness of sequences of One-Euro-Jobs* is it better to do more One-Euro-Jobs or to wait?

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  • Dengler, Katharina

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"Many studies have analysed the effectiveness of single active labour market programmes (ALMPs) for welfare recipients in different countries. As empirical evidence reveals that welfare recipients in Germany often participate in multiple programmes, I evaluate the sequential participation of unemployment benefit II (UB-II)-recipients in ALMPs in Germany. My study uses comprehensive, administrative data to control for dynamic selection that arises in the evaluation of sequences. Using a dynamic matching approach and an inflow sample of UB-II-recipients, I analyse the effects of sequences of One-Euro-Jobs and/or UB-II-receipt on labour market outcomes. I focus on two questions: Is participating in two consecutive One-Euro-Jobs compared with receiving UB II for two consecutive periods better for individuals' employment outcomes? Is it more effective to take part in a One-Euro-Job directly after entry into UB II or in a later period? For female participants in One-Euro-Jobs in the first period, especially in West Germany, I find that participating in two consecutive One- Euro-Jobs compared with receiving UB-II-receipt for two consecutive periods better facilitates integration into regular employment. It is also more effective for participants in One-Euro- Jobs in the first period to take part in a One-Euro-Job directly after entry into UB II rather than take part in a One-Euro-Job in a later period, especially for East German men (although not for West German women). However, I also find evidence of so-called programme careers and stepwise integration into regular employment through direct job creation schemes (without One-Euro-Jobs)." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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  • Dengler, Katharina, 2013. "Effectiveness of sequences of One-Euro-Jobs* is it better to do more One-Euro-Jobs or to wait?," IAB Discussion Paper 201316, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
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    1. Wanger, Susanne & Weigand, Roland & Zapf, Ines, 2015. "Measuring hours worked in Germany : contents, data and methodological essentials of the IAB working time measurement concept," IAB Discussion Paper 201521, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    2. Dengler, Katharina, 2016. "Effectiveness of sequences of classroom training for welfare recipients : what works best in West Germany?," IAB Discussion Paper 201624, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].
    3. Wanger, Susanne & Weigand, Roland & Zapf, Ines, 2016. "Measuring hours worked in Germany : contents, data and methodological essentials of the IAB working time measurement concept (Die Berechnung der geleisteten Arbeitsstunden in Deutschland : Inhalte, Da," Journal for Labour Market Research, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany], vol. 49(3), pages 213-238.
    4. Susanne Wanger & Roland Weigand & Ines Zapf, 2016. "Measuring hours worked in Germany – Contents, data and methodological essentials of the IAB working time measurement concept
      [Die Berechnung der geleisteten Arbeitsstunden in Deutschland – Inhalte,
      ," Journal for Labour Market Research, Springer;Institute for Employment Research/ Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), vol. 49(3), pages 213-238, November.
    5. Dengler, Katharina, 2015. "Effectiveness of Sequences of Classroom Training for Welfare Recipients: What works best in West Germany?," Annual Conference 2015 (Muenster): Economic Development - Theory and Policy 113119, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.

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    Keywords

    Arbeitsgelegenheit; arbeitsmarktpolitische Maßnahme; Arbeitslosengeld II-Empfänger; aktivierende Arbeitsmarktpolitik - Erfolgskontrolle; arbeitslose Frauen; arbeitslose Männer; berufliche Reintegration; Beschäftigungseffekte; matching; Arbeitsmarktchancen; Beschäftigungsfähigkeit; Westdeutschland; Ostdeutschland; Bundesrepublik Deutschland;

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    • C31 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - Cross-Sectional Models; Spatial Models; Treatment Effect Models; Quantile Regressions; Social Interaction Models
    • I38 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Welfare, Well-Being, and Poverty - - - Government Programs; Provision and Effects of Welfare Programs
    • J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Public Policy

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