Statistical Assistance for Programme Selection - for a Better Targeting of Active Labour Market Policies in Switzerland

University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2006-09

21 Pages Posted: 19 May 2006

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Stefanie Behncke

IZA Institute of Labor Economics; Swiss National Bank

Markus Frölich

Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics

Michael Lechner

University of St. Gallen - Swiss Institute for Empirical Economic Research

Date Written: May 2006

Abstract

In this paper the motivation and various concepts of statistical systems for assisting case workers in assigning unemployed persons to active labour market programmes (ALMP) are examined and the particular implementation of such a statistical system in Switzerland, which was introduced in the form of a randomized pilot study, is discussed.

Keywords: Statistical treatment rules, treatment effect heterogeneity

JEL Classification: C21, J68

Suggested Citation

Behncke, Stefanie and Frölich, Markus and Lechner, Michael, Statistical Assistance for Programme Selection - for a Better Targeting of Active Labour Market Policies in Switzerland (May 2006). University of St. Gallen, Department of Economics, Discussion Paper No. 2006-09, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=903047 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.903047

Stefanie Behncke (Contact Author)

IZA Institute of Labor Economics ( email )

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Markus Frölich

Universität Mannheim, Chair of Econometrics ( email )

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Michael Lechner

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