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An Evaluation of Public Employment Programmes in the East German State of Sachsen-Anhalt

Martin Eichler & Michael Lechner

abstract Not available in German. In East Germany, active labour market policies (ALMPs) are used on a large scale to contain fast rising unemployment after unification. This paper evaluates the effects for participants in public employment programmes (PEPs), that are an important part of ALMPs. It focuses on individual unemployment probabilities. By concentrating on the state of Sachsen-Anhalt, the econometric analysis can use a new and large panel, the Arbeitsmarktmonitor Sachsen-Anhalt. We aim at nonparametric identification of the effects of PEPs by combining the use of compairison groups with differencing over time to correct for selection effects. Our results indicate that PEP participation reduces the unemployment risk of the participants.
(doi:10.1016/S0927-5371(02)00039-8)
   
type journal paper
   
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language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 1-4-2002
journal Labour Economics
publisher North-Holland (Amsterdam)
ISSN 0927-5371
volume of journal 9
number of issue 2
page(s) 143-186
review not reviewed
   
citation Eichler, M., & Lechner, M. (2002). An Evaluation of Public Employment Programmes in the East German State of Sachsen-Anhalt. Labour Economics, 9(2), 143-186.