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Christoph Ehlert, Jochen Kluve and Sandra Schaffner
 
''Temporary work as an active labor market policy: Evaluating an innovative program for disadvantaged youths''
( 2012, Vol. 32 No.2 )
 
 
While high rates of youth unemployment are a severe problem in most European countries, the program evaluation literature shows that disadvantaged youths constitute a group that is particularly difficult to assist effectively. As innovative measures are thus needed, we evaluate a German pilot program that targets low-skilled young unemployed and combines three components: a) individual coaching, b) classroom training and c) temporary work. Using an ex-post quasi-randomization approach, our analysis shows that the program has a positive impact on the post-program employment probability of participants.
 
 
Keywords: Program evaluation, disadvantaged youths, temporary work, ALMP
JEL: J0 - Labor and Demographic Economics: General
J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies: General
 
Manuscript Received : Apr 16 2012 Manuscript Accepted : Jun 18 2012

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