Training the East German Labour Force

Microeconometric Evaluations of Continuous Vocational Training after Unification

  • Michael Lechner

Part of the Studies in Contemporary Economics book series (CONTEMPORARY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Michael Lechner
    Pages 1-18
  3. Michael Lechner
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  4. Michael Lechner
    Pages 132-189
  5. Michael Lechner
    Pages 190-194
  6. Michael Lechner
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 205-206

About this book


After unification the public and private sector spent large amounts of money to retrain the East Germany labour force in order to ease the transition to the new market economy. Using individual longitudinal and cross sectional data, this book proposes microeconometric methods to evaluate the impact of these training programmes on the participants'situation in the labour market. The contributions concern the issue of how such evaluations could and should be performed as well as the effectiveness of the actual programmes. The empirical findings should be performed as well as the effectiveness of the actual programmes. The empirical findings suggest that the public sector sponsored training programmes were fairly ineffective for the individual participants with respect to their unemployment risk as well as other labour market indicators. In contrast, the trainig organized and paid by the enterpries caused considerable earnings growth.


Aus- und Weiterbildungsprogramme Evaluation German Unification Labour Economics Microeconometrics Mikroökonometrie Vocational Training Programmes econometrics

Authors and affiliations

  • Michael Lechner
    • 1
  1. 1.Fakultät für VolkswirtschaftslehreUniversität MannheimMannheimGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 1998
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1091-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59009-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-8806
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