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The effectiveness of targeted wage subsidies for hard-to-place workers

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"Targeted wage subsidies paid to employers are an important element of active labour market policies in Germany. This paper uses propensity score matching to investigate their effect on subsidised hard-to-place workers. In a first scenario, we estimate the average treatment effect of a subsidy on previously unemployed individuals. A second scenario analyses the effects of a subsidy on employment probabilities conditional on takingup employment. The third scenario investigates the additional effect of a subsidy on individuals, who have participated in a short-term training measure beforehand. Summing up and in line with the literature, the results show that subsidies have a favourable effect on the employment prospects of participants." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Jaenichen, Ursula; Stephan, Gesine (2007): The effectiveness of targeted wage subsidies for hard-to-place workers. (IAB-Discussion Paper, 16/2007), N├╝rnberg, 43 p.
 

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