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Creating employment or keeping them busy : an evaluation of training programs for older workers in Germany

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Romeu Gordo, Laura; Wolff, Joachim

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Corporate Editor Deutsches Zentrum für Altersfragen
Abstract "We analyze the effect of participation in short-term training measures on older German recipients of means-tested unemployment benefits. Our analysis uses administrative data of the German Federal Employment Agency and we estimate the effects of participating in two types of short-term training - classroom and in-firm training - on different outcomes of the participants. Our results show that classroom training is not effective in making participants independent of benefit receipt. It has a moderately positive effect on employment outcomes, which are highest for West German men. In contrast, in-firm training significantly raises the participants' likelihood of finding regular jobs and of being independent of unemployment benefit receipt." (author's abstract)
Keywords elderly worker; promotional program; welfare recipient; labor force participation; social security; sustainability; unemployment; labor market policy; labor force participation; Federal Republic of Germany
Classification Labor Market Research; Labor Market Policy
Method empirical
Document language English
Publication Year 2010
City Berlin
Page/Pages 22 p.
Series DZA Diskussionspapiere, 49
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works
data provider This metadata entry was indexed by the Special Subject Collection Social Sciences, USB Cologne