The paper studies the causal impact of participation in an active labor market program – the ‘Beautiful Serbia’ program providing training and temporary work in the construction sector in Serbia and Montenegro – on measures of subjective well-being approximating individual welfare. According to our estimates, the positive impact of this particular program appears much stronger judged by subjective well-being than judged by the immediate labor market effect.

Bonin, Holger und U. Rinne (2006), Beautiful Serbia, IZA Discussion Paper No. 2533. Download


Bonin, Holger
Rinne, U.


subjective well-being, program evaluation, Serbia and Montenegro