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 (2000), The Impact of Non-profit Temping Agencies on Individual Labour Market Success in the West German State of Rhineland-Palatinate, ZEW Discussion Paper No. 00-02, Mannheim, published in: Lechner, M. und F. Pfeiffer, Econometric Evaluation of Active Labour Market Policies, ZEW Economic Studies 13.. Download


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