Multiple active labor market policy participation in East Germany: an assessment of outcomes

Bergemann, Annette ; Fitzenberger, Bernd ; Schultz, Birgit ; Speckesser, Stefan

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Document Type: Conference or workshop publication
Year of publication: 2001
Book title: Bildungsreform aus ökonomischer Sicht
The title of a journal, publication series: Konjunkturpolitik. Beihefte
Volume: 46
Issue number: 51
Page range: 195-244
Conference title: 63. Wissenschaftliche Tagung der Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher wirtschaftswissenschaftlicher Forschungsinstitute
Location of the conference venue: Berlin, Germany
Date of the conference: 11. - 12. Mai 2000
Publisher: Wilkens, Herbert
Place of publication: Berlin
Publishing house: Duncker & Humblot
ISBN: 3-428-10338-6
ISSN: 0023-3498
Publication language: German
Institution: School of Law and Economics > VWL, Theoretische Ökonometrie (Juniorprofessur) (Bergemann 2009-2015)
Subject: 330 Economics
Abstract: This paper evaluates employment effects of job creation schemes and further training in East Germany for the period 1990-1998. Multiple participation in programs is quite frequent. Taking account of recurrent participation, we identify the causal effect of the treatment-on-the-treated by a two-step procedure: First, we apply the matching technique based on estimated propensity scores. Secondly, we use a difference-in-differences estimator. Hereby, we especially take account of Ashenfelter's Dip involving a decrease in the participants' employment shortly before the start of a program which is presumably due to the anticipation of the participation. Except for certain participants in a second treatment, our results show at best insignificant long-term employment effects of active labor market policy. However, the results also indicate that a more careful analysis of employment dynamics is warranted.

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