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The Effectiveness of Qualification Measures for Employed Workers – An Evaluation Study for Saxony

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Fertig, Michael

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Abstract This paper investigates whether and to what extent employment policy measures (co-) financed by the European Social Fund in Germany meet their objective. Specifically, it is analyzed whether qualification programs for employed workers in the German state of Saxony were effective in terms of employment protection. To this end, a control function approach is implemented which utilizes a unique firm-level dataset. This model explicitly accounts for unobserved heterogeneity between participating and non-participating companies by modeling the participation decision process. Our results suggest a positive effect of program participation. However, this positive treatment effect varies considerably across different sub-groups of the treatment as well as the comparison group.
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
Page/Pages p. 2279-2301
Journal Applied Economics, 39 (2007) 18
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00036840600707233
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)
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