Does Active Labour Market Policy Matter? An Aggregate Analysis for Germany

Günther Schmid, Stefan Speckesser, Christoph Hilbert

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This chapter investigates the impact of German active labour market policy (ALMP) on long-term unemployment. Extended periods of unemployment frequently lead to social exclusion. We are therefore interested in finding out whether ALMP can prevent social exclusion and contribute to social integration. Our empirical analysis is based on two methodological approaches: a structural equation model and a matching model based on the aggregate impact analysis (AIA) model outlined in Bellmann and Jackman (1996a). It uses regional employment offices (REO) in Germany as units of observation. The effect of ALMP is measured on aggregate indicators such as the level, structure or change in long-term unemployment and the outflow rate of unemployment in the regions
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLabour Market Policy and Unemployment
Subtitle of host publicationAn Evaluation of Active Measures in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden
EditorsJaap de Koning , Hugh Mosley
PublisherEdward Elgar
ISBN (Print)9781840642797
Publication statusPublished - 2001

Publication series

NameLabour Markets and Employment Policy series
PublisherEdward Elgar


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