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Business cycles and the impact of labour market programmes

Sammendrag

By comparing mean outcomes for a large number of matched samples of participants and nonparticipants we estimate individual earnings effect of the Norwegian labour market training programme (LMT) targeted at unemployed adults in the years 1991-1996. The average training effect on the trained is positive, even after three years. The training effect is positively correlated with post-training job opportunities in the (local) labour market, when job opportunities are measured by time-varying human capital adjusted national and regionspecific exit rates from unemployment.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Raaum, Oddbjørn, Hege Torp and Tao Zhang

År:

2002

Serie:

Memorandum
Nummer i serie: 14

JEL:

C14, J64, J68

Nøkkelord:

Causal effects, matching estimators, training unemployed, impact on annual earnings

Prosjekt:

1203 - Sortering, utsatte grupper og arbeidsmarkedstiltak

Kontakt:

oddbjorn.raaum@frisch.uio.no

Finansiering:

Research Council of Norway

Lenke:

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