Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policy: Methodological Concepts and Empirical Estimates

39 Pages Posted: 11 Nov 2003

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Reinhard Hujer

University of Frankfurt; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Marco Caliendo

University of Potsdam; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Date Written: December 2000

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Hujer, Reinhard and Caliendo, Marco, Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policy: Methodological Concepts and Empirical Estimates (December 2000). IZA Discussion Paper No.236. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=264805

Reinhard Hujer (Contact Author)

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Marco Caliendo

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