The Effects of Public Sector Sponsored Training on Individual Employment Performance in East Germany

54 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2003

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Reinhard Hujer

University of Frankfurt; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Marc Wellner

Goethe University Frankfurt

Date Written: April 2000

Abstract

This study analyses the effects of public sector sponsored vocational training on individual unemployment and employment duration in East Germany. The data is taken from the German Socio-Economic Panel (GSOEP). The empirical analysis is limited to training measures that took place between July 1990 and June 1993. To resolve the intriguing sample selection problem, i.e. to find an adequate control group for the group of trainees, we employ matching methods. The training effect is be estimated by using a discrete time hazard rate model. In the empirical analysis no evidence can be found to show that participation in public vocational training significantly decreases unemployment duration or increases employment duration.

Keywords: Discrete hazard models, selection bias, matching methods

JEL Classification: C40, J20, J64

Suggested Citation

Hujer, Reinhard and Wellner, Marc, The Effects of Public Sector Sponsored Training on Individual Employment Performance in East Germany (April 2000). IZA Discussion Paper No. 141. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=249002

Reinhard Hujer (Contact Author)

University of Frankfurt ( email )

Institute for Statistics and Econometrics
60054 Frankfurt
Germany
+49 798 23673 (Fax)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics

P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany

Marc Wellner

Goethe University Frankfurt

Gr├╝neburgplatz 1
Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

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