Evaluating Active Labor Markets in Romania
Núria Rodriguez-Planas () and
UFAE and IAE Working Papers from Unitat de Fonaments de l'Anàlisi Econòmica (UAB) and Institut d'Anàlisi Econòmica (CSIC)
We evaluate the presence of effects from joining one of four active labour market programs in Romania in the late 1990s compared to the no-program state. Using rich follow-up survey data and propensity score matching, we find that three programs (training and retraining, self-employment assistance, and employment and relocation services) had success in improving participants' economic outcomes and were cost-beneficial from society's perspective. In contrast, public employment was found detrimental for the employment prospects of its participants.
Keywords: Active labour market programs; propensity score matching; transition economies; and net social benefits (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J24 J64 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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