The paper presents an econometric evaluation of the effects of subsidised non-profit temporary employment agencies - a programme of the West German active labour market policy - on individual labour market outcomes. The empirical analysis is based on individual data from files for computer-assisted job brokering in Rhineland-Palatine. Econometric estimates based on matching methods suggest that the programme generated a statistically significant additional reintegration success of about 13 per cent points. Furthermore within the first four month after leaving the programme, the estimated effect was about half a month additional employment for the participants.

Lechner, M., Friedhelm Pfeiffer, Hannes Spengler and Matthias Almus (1999), The Impact of Non-profit Temping Agencies on Individual Labour Market Success in the West German State of Rhineland-Palatinate, Lechner, M. und F. Pfeiffer, Econometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies, ZEW Economic Studies 13. discussion paper 9902, Volkswirtschaftliche Abteilung, Universität St. Gallen, St. Gallen. Download


Lechner, M.
Pfeiffer, Friedhelm
Spengler, Hannes
Almus, Matthias


Econometric evaluation methods, matching, active labour market policies, temporary employment agencies