Exploiting Regional Treatment Intensity for the Evaluation of Labor Market Policies
2010 (English)In: Journal of the American Statistical Association, ISSN 0162-1459, E-ISSN 1537-274X, Vol. 105, no 491, 1014-1029 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We estimate the effects of active labor market policies (ALMPs) on subsequent employment and earnings by nonparametric instrumental variable estimators. Very informative administrative Swiss data with detailed regional information are combined with exogenous regional variation in program participation probabilities to generate an instrument within well-defined local labor markets. We find that implementation of an ALMP increased individual employment probabilities by about 15% for unemployed that might be considered "marginal" participants.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. Vol. 105, no 491, 1014-1029 p.
Active labor market policy, Conditional local instrumental variable, Fuller estimator, Geographic variation, Local average treatment effect, State border, Switzerland
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-147115DOI: 10.1198/jasa.2010.ap08148ISI: 000283695300014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-147115DiVA: diva2:399919