Do individual programme effects exceed the costs? Norwegian evidence on long run effects of labour market training
(), Hege Torp
() and Tao Zhang
Abstract: Individual long run effects of a labour market training
programme targeted at unemployed adults are evaluated by comparing mean
post-training earnings for matched samples of participants and
non-participants. Average training effects on the trained are positive and
persistent over the posttraining period of 5 years. Participants without
recent work experience, prior to the training, gain less. For participants
with recent work experience the present value of the 5 years accumulated
earnings effect exceeds the direct costs of the training.
Keywords: Training unemployed; causal effects; matching estimators; accumulated long run effects; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: C14; J64; J68; (follow links to similar papers)
60 pages, June 17, 2003
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