The Effects of Vocational Training Programmes on the Duration of Unemployment in Eastern Germany

23 Pages Posted: 22 Apr 2004

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Reinhard Hujer

University of Frankfurt; IZA Institute of Labor Economics

Stephan L. Thomsen

Leibniz Universität Hannover - Institute of Economics; IZA Institute of Labor Economics; ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy Department

Christopher Zeiss

University of Frankfurt - Economics and Business Administration Area

Date Written: April 2004

Abstract

This paper focuses on the effects of vocational training programmes on the duration of unemployment in Eastern Germany. We use information from administrative data of the Federal Employment Office. To allow for observable and possible unobservable influences we apply a multivariate mixed proportional hazard model. Furthermore, particular interest is spent on possible locking-in effects by separate estimation of in- and after-programme effects. Regarding several different programme durations our results show insignificant in- and after-programme effects for short-term programmes, insignificant in-programme and negative after-programme effects for mid-term programmes and negative in- and after-programme effects for long-term programmes.

Keywords: vocational training, programme evaluation, duration analysis, treatment effect

JEL Classification: J64, J24, I28, J68

Suggested Citation

Hujer, Reinhard and Thomsen, Stephan Lothar and Zeiss, Christopher, The Effects of Vocational Training Programmes on the Duration of Unemployment in Eastern Germany (April 2004). IZA Discussion Paper No. 1117. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=533806

Reinhard Hujer (Contact Author)

University of Frankfurt ( email )

Institute for Statistics and Econometrics
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IZA Institute of Labor Economics

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Stephan Lothar Thomsen

Leibniz Universität Hannover - Institute of Economics ( email )

United States

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

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Bonn, D-53072
Germany

ZEW – Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research - Labour Markets, Human Resources and Social Policy Department ( email )

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Christopher Zeiss

University of Frankfurt - Economics and Business Administration Area ( email )

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Mertonstrasse 17
60054 Frankfurt
Germany
+49 (0) 69 798 28345 (Phone)
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