Ruhr Economic Papers
Ruhr Economic Papers #249
Training + Temp Work = Stepping Stone? – Evaluating an Innovative Activation Program for Disadvantaged Youths
RWI, 04/2011, 13 S./p., 8 Euro, ISBN 978-3-86788-291-0download
While high rates of youth unemployment are a severe problem in most European countries, the program evaluation literature shows that disadvantaged youths constitute a group that is particularly difficult to assist effectively. As innovative measures are thus needed, we evaluate a German pilot program that targets low-skilled young unemployed and combines three components: a) individual coaching, b) classroom training and c) temporary work. Using an ex-post quasi-randomization approach, our analysis shows that the program has a positive impact on the post-program employment probability of participants.
JEL-Classification: J08, J68
Keywords: Program evaluation; disadvantaged youths; temporary work; ALMP
Ehlert, C., J. Kluve and S. Schaffner (2012), Temporary Work as an Active Labor Market Policy – Evaluating an Innovative Activation Program for Disadvantaged Youths. Economics Bulletin 32 (2): 1765-1773. download