ERIC Number: ED400451
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
An Impact Analysis of Employment Programs in Hungary. Upjohn Institute Staff Working Paper 95-30.
O'Leary, Christopher J.
In 1993, about 93 percent of respondents previously surveyed in 1992 were reinterviewed as part of a study of the impact of labor market programs in postsocialist Hungary. The surveys investigated the impact of retraining and public service employment (PSE) on labor market success by comparing outcomes for participants to others who were registered as unemployed but did not participate in retraining or PSE. The sample included 604 people who were registered unemployed, 445 retraining participants, and 429 PSE participants. People who had completed retraining were 19.2 percent more likely to be reemployed in a normal job and to have monthly earnings about 1,500 Hungarian florints (HUF) higher. To correct for the sample selection that resulted in the training participants being younger, more female, more educated, and more specialized than persons in the comparison group, these estimation methods were attempted: matched pairs and regression adjustment. The results indicated that participants were only mildly more successful in gaining reemployment. Participants in PSE were 16.4 percent less likely to be reemployed in a normal job and to have monthly earnings that were about HUF2,2000 lower than persons in the comparison group. The estimation methods indicated that PSE participants were mildly more successful in gaining regular employment. In general, retraining slightly helped improve the chances for reemployment and PSE was a successful strategy to keep people out of unemployment. (Includes 18 data tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.
Identifiers - Location: Hungary