This paper aims to present the IZA Evaluation Dataset, a newly created data source allowing for the evaluation of active labor market policies in Germany.
The paper's approach is a description of the sampling and contents of the IZA Evaluation Dataset and an outline of its research potential.
The evaluation of active labor market policies is often confronted with a lack of adequate empirical data. The IZA Evaluation Dataset may serve as a role model for the provision of such data.
The scope of active labor market policy instruments that can be analyzed with the IZA Evaluation Dataset is mainly restricted to measures for unemployed individuals.
In recent years, many countries have opened their administrative databases for evaluation studies. However, information that might be relevant for economic modeling is often absent. The IZA Evaluation Dataset aims to overcome such limitations for Germany by complementing administrative data from the Federal Employment Agency with innovative survey data.
Caliendo, M., Falk, A., Kaiser, L.C., Schneider, H., Uhlendorff, A., van den Berg, G. and Zimmermann, K.F. (2011), "The IZA Evaluation Dataset: towards evidence‐based labor policy making", International Journal of Manpower, Vol. 32 No. 7, pp. 731-752. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437721111174730
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