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The Relative Efficiency of Active Labour Market Policies: Evidence From a Social Experiment and Non-Parametric Methods

Johan Vikström (), Michael Rosholm () and Michael Svarer ()

No 2011:4, Working Paper Series, Center for Labor Studies from Uppsala University, Department of Economics

Abstract: We re-analyze the effects of a Danish active labour market program social experiment, that included a range of sub-treatments, including monitoring, job search assistance and training. Previous studies have shown that the overall effect of the experiment is positive. We apply newly developed non-parametric methods to determine which of the individual policies that explains the positive effect. The use of non-parametric methods to separate sub-treatment effects is important from a methodological point of view, since the alternative, namely parametric/distributional assumptions, is in conflict with the concept of experimental evidence. Our results are highly relevant in a policy perspective, as optimal labour market policy design requires knowledge on the effectiveness of specific policy measures.

Keywords: Active labour market policy; treatment effect; non-parametric bounds (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 C41 C93 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-exp and nep-lab
Date: 2011-03-13
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