Does subsidised temporary employment get the unemployment back to work? An econometric analysis of two different schemes

Gerfin, Michael; Lechner, Michael; Steiger, Heidi (April 2003). Does subsidised temporary employment get the unemployment back to work? An econometric analysis of two different schemes (Diskussionsschriften 03-03). Bern: Volkswirtschaftliches Institut

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Subsidised employment is an important tool of active labour market policies to improve the reemployment chances of the unemployed. Using unusually informative individual data from administrative records we investigate the effects of two different schemes of subsidised temporary employment implemented in Switzerland: non-profit employment programmes (EP) and a subsidy for temporary jobs (TEMP) in private and public firms. Econometric matching methods show that TEMP is more successful than EP in getting the unemployed back to work. Compared to not participating in any programme EP and TEMP are ineffective for unemployed who find jobs easily anyway or have a short unemployment spell. For potential and actual long term unemployed both programmes may have positive effects, but the effect of TEMP is larger.

Item Type:

Working Paper

Division/Institute:

03 Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences > Department of Economics

UniBE Contributor:

Gerfin, Michael

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics

Series:

Diskussionsschriften

Publisher:

Volkswirtschaftliches Institut

Language:

English

Submitter:

Aline Lehnherr

Date Deposited:

18 Jun 2020 13:37

Last Modified:

06 Aug 2020 14:18

JEL Classification:

J38, J68

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.144019

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/144019

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