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
|Title of host publication||Labour Market Policy and Unemployment|
|Subtitle of host publication||An Evaluation of Active Measures in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden|
|Editors||Jaap de Koning , Hugh Mosley|
|Publication status||Published - 2001|
|Name||Labour Markets and Employment Policy series|
Schmid, G., Speckesser, S., & Hilbert, C. (2001). Does Active Labour Market Policy Matter? An Aggregate Analysis for Germany. In J. de Koning , & H. Mosley (Eds.), Labour Market Policy and Unemployment: An Evaluation of Active Measures in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Sweden (pp. 77-114). (Labour Markets and Employment Policy series). Edward Elgar.