Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policy: Methodological Concepts and Empirical Estimates
39 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2003
Date Written: December 2000
Persistently high unemployment, tight government budgets and the growing scepticism regarding the effects of active labour market policies (ALMP) are the basis for a growing interest in evaluating these measures. This paper intends to explain the need for evaluation on the micro- and macroeconomic level, introduce the fundamental evaluation problem and solutions to it, give an overview of the newer developments in evaluation literature and finally take a look on empirical estimations of ALMP effects.
Keywords: Active labour market policy, evaluation, matching, difference-in-differences
JEL Classification: C14, C33, H43, J64, J68
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