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

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Michael Lechner

University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

Friedhelm Pfeiffer

Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW); University of Mannheim - Department of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Hannes Spengler

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - International Finance and Financial Management

Matthias Almus

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - International Finance and Financial Management

Date Written: 2000

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Lechner, Michael and Pfeiffer, Friedhelm and Spengler, Hannes and Almus, Matthias, The Impact of Non-Profit Temping Agencies on Individual Labour Market Success in the West German State of Rhineland-Palatinate (2000). University of St. Gallen Working Paper No. 9902, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-02, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=171708 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.171708

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