Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-51523
Lalive, Rafael; Morlok, Michael; Zweimüller, Josef (2011). Applying for jobs: Does ALMP participation help? Working paper series / Department of Economics No. 19, University of Zurich.
This paper calculates the impact of Active Labour Market Programmes through the use of three new indicators measuring the application performance of the unemployed. These indicators can be measured repeatedly and therefore allow the usage of Panel Regression methods, cancelling out any unobserved individual heterogeneity. To implement the new approach, data on 30,000 applications has been collected. Using this data, a large positive effect for unemployed with a long term unemployment forecast was estimated. For unemployed without such a forecast, the effect is much smaller. The paper also shows that the new evaluation approach fulfils the requirements of a good controlling instrument: It is accurate, detailed, non-intrusive, inexpensive and therefore easy to keep up to date, easy to understand and communicate.
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|Item Type:||Working Paper|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Department of Economics
|JEL Classification:||I38, J64, J68|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||evaluation, treatment effect, active labour market program, job search|
|Deposited On:||25 Nov 2011 10:13|
|Last Modified:||20 Oct 2012 18:20|
|Series Name:||Working paper series / Department of Economics|
|Number of Pages:||46|
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