Temporary Work as an Active Labor Market Policy: Evaluating an Innovative Program for Disadvantaged Youths

13 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2012

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Christoph Richard Ehlert

Rhine-Westphalia Institute for Economic Research (RWI-Essen)

Jochen Kluve

Humboldt University of Berlin; RWI; IZA

Sandra Schaffner

RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research

Abstract

While high rates of youth unemployment are a severe problem in most European countries, the program evaluation literature shows that disadvantaged youths constitute a group that is particularly difficult to assist effectively. As innovative measures are thus needed, we evaluate a German pilot program that targets low-skilled young unemployed and combines three components: a) individual coaching, b) classroom training and c) temporary work. Using an ex-post quasi-randomization approach, our analysis shows that the program has a positive impact on the post-program employment probability of participants.

Keywords: program evaluation, disadvantaged youths, temporary work, ALMP

JEL Classification: J08, J68

Suggested Citation

Ehlert, Christoph Richard and Kluve, Jochen and Schaffner, Sandra, Temporary Work as an Active Labor Market Policy: Evaluating an Innovative Program for Disadvantaged Youths. IZA Discussion Paper No. 6670, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2096800

Christoph Richard Ehlert (Contact Author)

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Jochen Kluve

Humboldt University of Berlin ( email )

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Sandra Schaffner

RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research ( email )

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Essen, 45128
Germany

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