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Table 6 Evaluation studies on wage subsidies

From: Youth unemployment and active labor market policies in Europe

Author Country Treatment Sample Horizon Estimation Employment Unemployment Education Quality/Wages
Cockx et al. (2013) Belgium Receipt of UB during part-time work Women aged 18 to 25 years, unemployed for at least 9 months Up to 12 months after the end of the program Timing-of-events + n/a n/a n/a
Caliendo et al. (2011) Germany (5) Wage subsidies up to one (two) years Up to 5 years after treatment entry Unemployment entrants up to 25 years, East and West separately Propensity Score Weighting + n/a - n/a
Brodaty et al. (2011) France (2) General or job- oriented practical training Low-skilled unemployed below 27 years Up to 6 month after treatment PSM with PS derived from a competing-risk duration model 0 (relative to JCS) - relative to fixed-term contracts n/a n/a n/a
Hardoy (2005) Norway Subsidized employment in the public and in the private sector Unemployment entrants between 16 to 25 2 years after unemployment entry Structural discrete choice model with selection 0 - (also ALMP participation) + n/a
Larrson (2003) Sweden (6) Youth practice (subsidized work) up to 6 months and Youth 20 to 24 years, first-time unemployed for at least 4 months One and two years after program start Selection on Observables Assumption (Propensity Score Matching) 0 n/a 0 0
Bell et al. (1999) UK (1) Wage subsidies Unemployed UB benefit claimants for longer than 6 months, 18 to 24 years Up to 1 year Trend-adjusted DID n/a n/a n/a +
Blundell et al. (2004) UK (2) Intensified job search assistance/mentoring and wage subsidies, threat of sanctions Unemployed, 18 to 24 years, longer than 6 months unemployed First 4 months after program entry DID using age and regional variation in eligibility Men: + women: 0 n/a n/a n/a
Dorsett (2006) UK (3) Wage subsidies relative to other NDYP-options Unemployed male UB benefit claimants for longer than 6 months, 18 to 24 years Up to 1.5 years Propensity Score Matching + (rel. to all other options) - (rel. to all other options) n/a n/a