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Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policy: Methodological Concepts and Empirical Estimates

  • Hujer, Reinhard

    ()

    (Goethe University Frankfurt)

  • Caliendo, Marco

    ()

    (University of Potsdam)

Persistently high unemployment, tight government budgets and the growing scepticism regarding the effects of active labour market policies (ALMP) are the basis for a growing interest in evaluating these measures. This paper intends to explain the need for evaluation on the micro- and macroeconomic level, introduce the fundamental evaluation problem and solutions to it, give an overview of the newer developments in evaluation literature and finally take a look on empirical estimations of ALMP effects.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 236.

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Length: 41 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2000
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Publication status: published in: Becker, I., Ott, N. and Rolf, G. (eds.), Soziale Sicherung in einer dynamischen Gesellschaft, Campus-Verlag, Frankfurt, 583-617, 2001
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp236
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