An event history approach to the evaluation of training, recruitment and employment programmes
Article first published online: 11 NOV 2009
Copyright © 1986 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Journal of Applied Econometrics
Volume 1, Issue 2, pages 109–126, April 1986
How to Cite
Ridder, G. (1986), An event history approach to the evaluation of training, recruitment and employment programmes. J. Appl. Econ., 1: 109–126. doi: 10.1002/jae.3950010202
- Issue published online: 11 NOV 2009
- Article first published online: 11 NOV 2009
- Manuscript Revised: DEC 1985
- Manuscript Received: MAY 1985
- Dutch Department of Social Affairs and Labour
- Foundation for Economic Research of the University of Amsterdam
In this paper I evaluate a number of training, recruitment and employment programmes. The evaluation method is a combination of a quasi-experimental design (a simple pre-treatment-post-treatment design) and a stochastic process model to describe the response variables. I conclude that the programmes have no effect on older workers. Female and minority workers benefit most from the programmes. The training programmes are less effective than the recruitment programmes, which are in turn less effective than the employment programmes.