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The effectiveness of targeted wage subsidies for hard-to-place workers

Die Effizienz zielorientierter Lohnsubventionen für schwer vermittelbare Arbeitslose
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Jaenichen, Ursula; Stephan, Gesine

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Corporate Editor Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (IAB)
Abstract "Targeted wage subsidies paid to employers are an important element of active labour market policies in Germany. This paper uses propensity score matching to investigate their effect on subsidised hard-to-place workers. In a first scenario, we estimate the average treatment effect of a subsidy on previously unemployed individuals. A second scenario analyses the effects of a subsidy on employment probabilities conditional on takingup employment. The third scenario investigates the additional effect of a subsidy on individuals, who have participated in a short-term training measure beforehand. Summing up and in line with the literature, the results show that subsidies have a favourable effect on the employment prospects of participants." (author's abstract)
Keywords labor market policy; results measurement; Hartz-Reform; employment policy; unemployment; occupational integration; subsidy; measure; Federal Republic of Germany
Classification Labor Market Policy
Method applied research; empirical; quantitative empirical; evaluation
Document language English
Publication Year 2007
City Nürnberg
Page/Pages 37 p.
Series IAB Discussion Paper: Beiträge zum wissenschaftlichen Dialog aus dem Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, 16/2007
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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