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Training and job search assistance programmes in Spain: The case of long-term unemployed

Maite Blázquez Cuesta, Ainhoa Herrarte Sánchez () and Felipe Sáez

Journal of Policy Modeling, 2019, vol. 41, issue 2, 316-335

Abstract: Exploiting administrative records of the Spanish Public Employment Services for the period 2010–2012, we analyse the influence of participation in training and job search assistance programmes on the employment probability of the long-term unemployed. Using the coarsened exact matching method, we find that participation in both programmes exerts a positive influence on the employability of jobseekers, but participation in training seems to be more effective, especially as regards the likelihood of getting jobs of a certain quality. The treatment effect is higher for the long-term unemployed, thus suggesting the convenience of their participation in these active measures.

Keywords: Active labour market policies; Occupational training; Job search assistance; Long-term unemployment; Coarsened exact matching (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C52 J08 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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DOI: 10.1016/j.jpolmod.2019.03.004

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