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Déjà Vu? Short-term training in Germany 1980-1992 and 2000-2003

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"Short-term training has recently become the largest active labor market program in Germany regarding the number of participants. Little is known about the effectiveness of different types of short-term training, particularly their long-run effects. This paper estimates the effects of short-term training programs in West Germany starting in the time periods 1980-1992 and 2000-2003 on the three outcomes employment, earnings, and participation in long-term training programs. We find that short-term training shows mostly persistently positive and often significant employment effects. Short-term training focusing on testing and monitoring search effort shows slightly smaller effects compared to the pure training variant. The lock-in periods lasted longer in the 1980s and 1990s compared to the early 2000s. Short-term training results in higher future participation in long-term training programs." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))

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Fitzenberger, Bernd; Orlanski, Olga; Osikominu, Aderonke; Paul, Marie (2013): Déjà Vu? Short-term training in Germany 1980-1992 and 2000-2003. In: Empirical Economics, Vol. 44, No. 1, pp. 289-328.
 

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