Evaluating the effectiveness of employment programs: can existing statistical methods be applied to the italian labour market and institutional context?

A. Martini
In the first part of the paper we provide a brief summary of the statistical approach that has emerged as the paradigm for evaluating employment programs in the United States. We discuss the role that longitudinal data and methods play in this approach. In the second part of the paper we take on a more challenging task, motivated by the view that the appropriate statistical methods used for evaluation purposes should be tailored to the...