The Federal Programme "Social Inclusion in the Labour Market" aimed to improve the social inclusion of long-term benefit recipients of the SGB II who were far from the labour market and who either lived with children in a community of need and/or required special support due to health restrictions. It was implemented by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and ran from the end of 2015 to 31.12.2018. Approximately 21,000 individuals in almost half of all job centres participated in the Federal Programme. The present research report complements the final report published in 2019 with analyses conducted after the expiry of the Federal Programme. The current report assesses the average treatment effects on the social inclusion of participants about one year after the end of the programme, the link between social inclusion and employment status, as well as effect heterogeneities. The findings are compared with the results from the 2019 final report. The conclusions contain a critical reflection on the challenges of publicly subsidised employment and the research design.

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Expertises

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Öffentliche Beschäftigungsprogramme, Langzeitarbeitslose, Evaluation