The Impact of Non-Profit Temping Agencies on Individual Labour Market Success in the West German State of Rhineland-Palatinate
University of St. Gallen Working Paper No. 9902, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-02
32 Pages Posted: 16 May 2000
Date Written: 2000
The paper presents an econometric evaluation of the effects of subsidised non-profit temporary employment agencies - a programme of the West German active labour market policy - on individual labour market outcomes. The empirical analysis is based on individual data from files for computer-assisted job brokering in Rhineland-Palatinate. Econometric estimates based on matching methods suggest that the programme generated a statistically significant additional reintegration success of about 13 per centage points. Furthermore within the first four month after leaving the programme, the estimated effect was about half a month additional employment for the participants.
Keywords: Econometric evaluation methods, matching, active labour market policies, temporary employment agencies
JEL Classification: C52, J64, J68
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