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A reappraisal of the virtues of private sector employment programmes

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  • Peter Jensen
  • Brian Krogh Graversen, Socialforskningsinstituttet, Denmark
  • Centre for Research in Integration, Education, Qualifications and Marginalization (CIM)
  • Department of Economics
In this paper, we evaluate the employment effects of Danish active labour market programmes aimed at welfare benefit recipients. We estimate an econometric model with treatment effects and discrete outcomes and we allow the responses to treatment to vary among observationally identical persons. The empirical analysis is based on a register-based dataset that gives infor-mation on participation in labour market programmes and subsequent employment. Using a latent variable model, we estimate commonly defined treatment effects, and in particular, the distribution of treatment effects. We do not find any significant mean effects of participation in private sector employment programmes compared to participation in other programmes, but we find evidence of heterogeneity in the treatment effects.
Original languageEnglish
Place of publicationBonn
PublisherIZA. Institute for the Study of Labor / Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit
Number of pages48
Publication statusPublished - 2006

    Research areas

  • Heterogeneous treatment effects, Active labour market programmes, Welfare dependence, Employment

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