In the recent past considerable programmes of active labour market
policy were introduced in Switzerland. Using and extending the
microeconometric evaluation framework we will try to understand
whether participants benefited from participation in the various
types of programmes. In the final stage of the project we should be
able to include all Swiss unemployed with all the information from
their unemployment and social security records available into the
A new project will investigate the influence of caseworker characteristics and unemployment office management on the effectiveness of active labour market policies.
|type||applied research project|
|start of project||1998|
|end of project||2005|
The first part of this project began in early 1998 and was completed
in May 2000. It was joint work with Michael Gerfin (University of
Bern). This research was contractual work for the Staatssekretariat
für Wirtschaft (seco; Swiss State Secretariat for Economic
The project was continued with the support of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) (National Research Programme 43 – Formation and Employment, october 2000 – october 2003).
A third part of the project is again contractual work for the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (seco), in collaboration with infras. It starts in 2004 and will last until end of 2005.
Researchers: Michael Lechner, Markus Frölich, Heidi Steiger