Citation

Discussion Paper Details

Please find the details for DP2451 in an easy to copy and paste format below:

Full Details   |   Bibliographic Reference

Full Details

Title: The Impact Of Active Labour Market Policies And Benefit Entitlement Rules On The Duration Of Unemployment

Author(s): Rafael Lalive, Jan C. van Ours and Josef Zweimüller

Publication Date: May 2000

Keyword(s): active labour market policy, Benefit Entitlement, Bivariate Duration Model and Treatment Effect

Programme Area(s): Labour Economics

Abstract: We evaluate the effect of active labour market programs on the duration of unemployment in a reward or punish system. In Switzerland, unemployment benefits are conditional upon program attendance after 7 months of unemployment duration. In the evaluation we allow for selectivity affecting the inflow into programs. Our results indicate that (i) After ALMP-participation the transition rate to jobs increases for Swiss women but not for Swiss men. However, the job hazard rate is strongly reduced during participation. Taken together, this leads to the conclusion that programs prolong unemployment duration for men, but tend to shorten duration for women. (ii) Once the unemployment spell approaches the expiration of unconditional benefit entitlement the job-hazard rate increases strongly, both for women and for men. (iii) We do not find important selectivity effects, neither for males, nor females.

For full details and related downloads, please visit: https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=2451

Bibliographic Reference

Lalive, R, van Ours, J and Zweimüller, J. 2000. 'The Impact Of Active Labour Market Policies And Benefit Entitlement Rules On The Duration Of Unemployment'. London, Centre for Economic Policy Research. https://cepr.org/active/publications/discussion_papers/dp.php?dpno=2451