The Event-History Approach to Program Evaluation
Jaap H. Abbring
Tilburg University - Department of Econometrics & Operations Research; Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Tinbergen Institute; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper No. 06-057/3
This paper studies the event-history approach to microeconometric program evaluation. We present a mixed semi-Markov event-history model, discuss its application to program evaluation, and analyze its empirical content. The results of this paper provide fundamental insights in what can be learned from longitudinal micro data about, for example, the effects of training programs for the unemployed on their unemployment durations and subsequent job stability. They can guide the choice of particular models and methods for the empirical analysis of such effects.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: event-history analysis, identifiability, mixed semi-Markov model, program evaluation
JEL Classification: C14, C31, C41working papers series
Date posted: July 14, 2006
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