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Kann man mit Gutscheinen die Weiterbildungsbeteiligung steigern? Resultate aus einem wissenschaftlichen Feldexperiment


  • Dolores Messer

    (Institute of Economics, University of Berne)

  • Stefan C. Wolter

    (Institute of Economics, University of Berne)


Dieser Aufsatz fasst Resultate aus einem einzigartigen Experiment mit Weiterbildungsgutscheinen zusammen. Im Jahr 2006 wurden 2'400 Personen ein Weiterbildungsgutschein zugestellt, der sie zur Bezahlung einer frei gewaehlten Weiterbildung berechtigte. Das Nutzungsverhalten kann mit einer Kontrollgruppe von rund 14'000 Personen verglichen werden. Die Durchfuehrung des Feldexperimentes garantierte, dass sowohl Experimental-, wie Kontrollgruppe in ihrem natuerlichen Umfeld beobachtet werden konnten und sich nicht bewusst waren Teil eines Experimentes zu sein. Das Experiment zeigt, dass der Gutschein kausal eine Steigerung der Weiterbildungsbeteiligung von fast 20% bewirkt hat. Allerdings wird diese Steigerung mit einem Mitnahmeeffekt von ueber 60% erkauft, welcher die Effizienz der Massnahme in Frage stellt.

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  • Dolores Messer & Stefan C. Wolter, 2009. "Kann man mit Gutscheinen die Weiterbildungsbeteiligung steigern? Resultate aus einem wissenschaftlichen Feldexperiment," Economics of Education Working Paper Series 0042, University of Zurich, Department of Business Administration (IBW).
  • Handle: RePEc:iso:educat:0042

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    1. Singer, Christine & Toomet, Ott-Siim, 2013. "On government-subsidized training programs for older workers," IAB Discussion Paper 201321, Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany].

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    Feldexperiment; Weiterbildung; Gutscheine;

    JEL classification:

    • C93 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Design of Experiments - - - Field Experiments
    • I22 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Educational Finance; Financial Aid
    • J24 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Human Capital; Skills; Occupational Choice; Labor Productivity


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