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Studies

Caliendo & Tübbicke (2019): study DE 2013

Publication

Author(s):
Caliendo, M; Tübbicke, S.
Title:
Do Start-Up Subsidies for the Unemployed Affect Participants’ Well-Being? A Rigorous Look at (Un-)Intended Consequences of Labor Market Policies*
Source:
CEPA Discussion Papers, 2020, CEPA DPNo. 14, Potsdam, Germany

Investigation

Public:
Participants in a subsidized business start-up program and controls, Germany, followed 40 months 2013-2016
Survey name:
Unnamed study
Sample:
Probability simple random sample
Respondents:
N = 2452
Non Response:
Assessment:
Interview: telephone (CATI)
T1 20 month after entry in program T2 40 months after entry in program

Happiness Measure(s) and Distributional Findings

Full text:
Self report on single question

How satisfied are you with your life at the moment?
7 very satisfied
6
5
4
3
2
1 completely dissatisfied
Classification:
O-SLu-c-sq-n-7-f
Author's label:
life satisfaction
Remarks:
T1 (20 month) Participants M = 5.67  Controls M = 5.02
T2 (40 month) Participanys M = 5.62, Controls M = 5.20
Page in publication:
7
Observed distribution
Summary Statistics
On original range 1 - 7 On range 0-10
Mean:
5.34 7.23

Correlational Findings

Author's label Subject Description Finding Participation in subsidized business start-up program Change in having work
Getting self-employed
Workfare
Socio-economic treatment
Switch to other job
Panel drop out Panel-dropout