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Job practice: an evaluation and a comparison with vocational labour market training programmes
(), Linus Liljeberg
() and Leah von Trott zu Solz
Abstract: We have estimated effects of job practice for participants
entering the programme between 1999 and 2006. On average the programme had
a moderately sized positive effect for the participants – the expected time
to work for the unemployed participants was reduced by around six per cent
over a 700 days long follow-up horizon counted from the programme start
date. Participation also gave rise to higher future labour income and a
reduction in social assistance take-up. When we compare job practice with
labour market training, we get the somewhat paradoxical result that job
practice participants would have gained more from training, while the
training participants would have gained equally much from both programmes.
A re-shuffling of participants between the programmes, hence, would have
been associated with higher average effects.
Keywords: Labour market policies; evaluation; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: D04; J08; J18; J64; (follow links to similar papers)
39 pages, February 28, 2013
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