Evaluating the dynamic employment effects of training programs in East Germany using conditional difference-in-differences

  • This paper evaluates the effects of Public Sponsored Training in East Germany in the context of reiterated treatments. Selection bias based on observed characteristics is corrected for by applying kernel matching based on the propensity score. We control for further selection and the presence of Ashenfelter's Dip before the program with conditional difference-in-differences estimators. Training as a first treatment shows insignificant effects on the transition rates. The effect of program sequences and the incremental effect of a second program on the reemployment probability are insignificant. However, the incremental effect on the probability to remain employed is slightly positive. JEL - Klassifikation: H43 , C23 , J6 , J64 , C14

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Author:Annette Bergemann, Bernd FitzenbergerORCiDGND, Stefan Speckesser
Parent Title (German):Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung: Discussion paper ; No. [20]04,41 : Labour economics, human resource and social policy
Publisher:Zentrum für Europ. Wirtschaftsforschung
Place of publication:Mannheim
Document Type:Working Paper
Date of Publication (online):2005/04/11
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2005/04/11
Tag:Evaluation of active labor market policy in East Germany; conditional difference-in-differences; employment dynamics; nonparametric matching
GND Keyword:Arbeitsmarktpolitik / Weiterbildung / Wirtschaftspolitische Wirkungsanalyse / Mikroökonometrie / Schätzung / Neue Bundesländer
Source:ZEW Discussion Paper ; 04-41
Institutes:Wirtschaftswissenschaften / Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Dewey Decimal Classification:3 Sozialwissenschaften / 33 Wirtschaft / 330 Wirtschaft
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht