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No 2000:6:
Evaluation of Swedish Youth Labour Market Programmes

Laura Larsson ()

Abstract: This paper evaluates two Swedish active labour market programmes for youth, namely youth practice and labour market training. A non-parametric matching approach is applied to estimate the average program effects. Moreover, the results obtained by matching are compared to results from standard linear regression and probit models, and a polychotomous selectivity model. The results indicate either zero or negative effects of both programmes on earnings, re-employment probability and probability of studies in the short run, whereas some of the long-run effects are estimated positive. However, there is much heterogeneity in the estimated treatment effects among the individuals.

Keywords: Active labour market policies; balancing score; evaluation; matching; propensity score; selection; treatment effects; (follow links to similar papers)

JEL-Codes: C14; C50; J38; J68; (follow links to similar papers)

72 pages, April 11, 2000

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Larsson, Laura, (2003), 'Evaluation of Swedish Youth Labour Market Programmes', Journal of Human Resources, pages 891-927



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