Nonparametric Bounds on Employment and Income Effects of Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany

Posted: 12 May 2001

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Michael Lechner

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

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Abstract

This paper explores the potential of an approach suggested by Manski of obtaining nonparametric bounds for treatment effects in evaluation studies without knowledge of the participation process. The practical concern is the effects of continuous vocational training in East Germany. The empirical application is based on a large cross-section that covers about 0.6% of the total population in 1993. The results are rather mixed. The large width of the intervals obtained emphasize the fundamental problem of all evaluation studies without good knowledge of the relationship between potential outcomes and the participation process. However, in some cases suitable exclusion restrictions are indeed capable of bounding the treatment effects strictly away from zero.

JEL Classification: J68

Suggested Citation

Lechner, Michael, Nonparametric Bounds on Employment and Income Effects of Continuous Vocational Training in East Germany (Undated). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=229515

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