Employment Effects of Early Interventions on Job Search Programs

IZA Discussion Paper No. 1076

10 Pages Posted: 2 Apr 2004

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Andrea Weber

Vienna University of Economics and Business; Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

Helmut Hofer

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Date Written: March 2004

Abstract

We investigate the dependence of the program effect on varying entry times for a low cost job-search assistance program in Austria. The Austrian targeting policy is to admit every unemployed to a job-search program before the fourth month. The program effect is measured by a shift in the transition rate into employment upon program entry, using the timing-of-events method. Our findings are that the program effect is positive and does not vary significantly for program entries during the first year of unemployment, but it drops drastically thereafter.

Keywords: active labour market policy, early intervention, treatment effect, multivariate duration model

JEL Classification: C14, C41, J64

Suggested Citation

Weber, Andrea Michaela and Hofer, Helmut, Employment Effects of Early Interventions on Job Search Programs (March 2004). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1076. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=525904

Andrea Michaela Weber (Contact Author)

Vienna University of Economics and Business ( email )

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Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO) ( email )

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Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

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CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute)

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Munich, DE-81679
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Helmut Hofer

Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna ( email )

Josefstädter Straße 39
1080 Vienna
Austria

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