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ERIC Number: ED429215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 204
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ISBN: ISBN-3-7908-1091-6
Training the East German Labour Force. Microeconometric Evaluations of Continuous Vocational Training after Unification. Studies in Contemporary Economics.
Lechner, Michael
This book presents empirical evaluations of the effects of different types of training programs in East Germany. Chapter 1 presents an overview of labor, the study objectives and results, and discussion of causality and the identification problem in evaluation studies. Chapter 2 examines point estimates of the effects of two types of continuous vocational training--public sector-sponsored training and enterprise-related training--and concludes that, although publicly sponsored training is not associated with any short-term positive effects in the form of increased earnings or reduced unemployment, enterprise-sponsored training has some fairly immediate positive earnings effects but no effect on reducing individual unemployment. Appended to chapter 2 are the following: data, econometrics, specification tests for the partial propensity score, and additional evaluation results. Chapter 3 explores the possibility of obtaining nonparametric bounds for training effects without knowledge of the participation process and concludes that it not possible. Appended to chapter 3 are the following: econometrics, results for on-the-job versus off-the-job training, and additional results for on-the-job training versus no training (for women only). Technical problems that should be addressed in future research are considered in chapter 4. The book contains 110 references and 102 tables/figures. (MN)
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Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: East Germany; Germany