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What Works for Whom? Youth Labour Market Policy in Poland

Karol Madoń (), Iga Magda (), Marta Palczyńska and Mateusz Smoter ()
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Karol Madoń: Institute for Structural Research (IBS)
Iga Magda: Warsaw School of Economics
Mateusz Smoter: Institute for Structural Research (IBS)

No 14793, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: This paper compares the relative effectiveness of selected active labour market policies available to young unemployed people in Poland over the 2015-2016 period. We use rich administrative data and propensity score matching techniques to control for the non-random selection of unemployed individuals into alternative interventions. We find large negative employment effects of participating in public works programmes, particularly among disadvantaged individuals. The differences in effectiveness between other interventions are rather small, and most become insignificant over time. We also show that vouchers that allow unemployed individuals find on-the-job training providers themselves are more effective than on-the-job training schemes in which the unemployed individuals are directed to the training providers by the public employment services (PES).

Keywords: youth unemployment; ALMP; Youth Guarantee; wage subsidies; public works; training vouchers (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J08 J64 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 52 pages
Date: 2021-10
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-eur, nep-lab and nep-tra
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