nep-ger New Economics Papers
on German Papers
Issue of 2010‒07‒31
four papers chosen by
Roberto Cruccolini
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitat Munchen

  1. Konstitutionelle Grundlagen globalisierter Finanzmärkte - Stabilität und Wandel. Stand und Perspektiven der Forschung By Andreas Freytag; Walter Bayer; Diemo Dietrich; Robert Jung; Martin Klein; Matthias Lehmann; Christoph Ohler; Matthias Ruffert; Gunther Schnabl; Christian Tietje
  2. Das neue Fachkonzept berufsvorbereitender Bildungsmaßnahmen der BA in der Praxis : Ergebnisse aus der Begleitforschung BvB (The new concept of pre-training courses of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) in practice : results of the research accompanying the pre-training course (BvB) measures) By Plicht, Hannelore
  3. Maßnahmesequenzen im SGB II : eine deskriptive Analyse By Dengler, Katharina; Hohmeyer, Katrin
  4. Sind Chinas Flitterwochen mit dem Dollar vorbei? By Faxin Teng

  1. By: Andreas Freytag; Walter Bayer; Diemo Dietrich; Robert Jung; Martin Klein; Matthias Lehmann; Christoph Ohler (School of Law, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena); Matthias Ruffert; Gunther Schnabl; Christian Tietje (School of Law, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg)
    Abstract: -
    Keywords: -
    JEL: F53 G28 K33 K20
    Date: 2010–06–14
  2. By: Plicht, Hannelore (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])
    Abstract: "The report presents findings from the research accompanying the vocational preparation schemes (BvB) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) 2006/2007. Firstly, the aim was to provide the BA with empirical information on how the 'new BvB concept' (NFK), introduced in 2004, was concretely implemented. Secondly, it was to analyze the influence of the characteristics of the training providers and the composition of the measures on the results (in particular, on transitions into apprenticeship) as well as the importance of core elements of the NFK for transitions into training, such as qualification modules and internships. In addition to a description of the structural features of the training providers, of the composition of measures and of the concrete implementation of the concept by these training providers, findings on variables that influence the results of the measures are presented: with an increasing share of participants in the measures without a school leaving certificate, from the sphere of SGBII (Social Code II) and of drop-outs the share of transitions into apprenticeship declines. A similarly negative effect is also observed when the number of participants pro measure increases. On the other hand, positive effects result from an increasing share of participants with internships that are longer than average, as well as of young persons disadvantaged on the job market. A high quality of support as well as the joint implementation of a measure by several training providers has an indirect influence on the results of the measures by decreasing the dropout rate. While in-house internships of above-average length have a positive effect on transition into apprenticeship, such an effect cannot be ascertained for qualification modules." (Author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
    Keywords: Berufsvorbereitungsmaßnahme - Erfolgskontrolle, Berufsvorbereitung - Konzeption, Bundesagentur für Arbeit, Bildungsträger, erste Schwelle, Betreuung, Abbrecher, Betriebspraktikum, benachteiligte Jugendliche
    Date: 2010–07–13
  3. By: Dengler, Katharina (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany]); Hohmeyer, Katrin (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB), Nürnberg [Institute for Employment Research, Nuremberg, Germany])
    Abstract: "Sequential strategies of assigning persons to different subsequent programmes play an important role in the activation of unemployed people through active labour market programmes. Especially for unemployment benefit II recipients it could be necessary to participate in different programmes to achieve integration. Therefore, it is important not only to know the selectivity and effects of single programmes but also of programme sequences. This descriptive study investigates the programme sequences of unemployment benefit II recipients considering different subgroups of them. We use a sample of persons, who were registered unemployed and received unemployment benefit II on 30th September 2006. We analyse for individuals, who received permanently unemployment benefit II until the start of the first programme, in how many and in which programmes they participated and which were the most frequent combinations within nearly two years. Moreover the transition rates into the first and second programme are discussed. Last, but not least sequences of two or three programmes are analysed for different subgroups, who also participated in two or three programmes. The most frequent sequences consist of classroom trainings and One-Euro-Jobs. Results indicate that it is also important to distinguish be-tween different groups of unemployed persons. Sequences consisting of One-Euro-Jobs are often applied to groups with long duration of unemployment benefit II receipt and low education, whereas different active labour market programmes like subsidized employment schemes are provided for the better risks which participated in more than one programme. Our sample is selective: the better risks in our sample leave the unemployment benefit II receipt earlier than our bad risks (sorting effect), which are more likely to participate on two or three sequential programmes or even in longer programmes like One-Euro-Jobs." (author's abstract, IAB-Doku) ((en))
    Date: 2010–07–16
  4. By: Faxin Teng
    Abstract: -
    Keywords: -
    JEL: F01 F41
    Date: 2010–06–14

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