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The effect of outplacement services on earning prospects of unemployed

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  • F. Alfonso Arellano Espinar


    (Universidad de Alicante)

I use two administrative databases combining information about workers' characteristics and earnings to estimate the effect of outplacement services on wage prospects of unemployed workers. The results suggest that the impact of outplacement is positive, although the magnitude depends on the type of service and gender. On one side, the group with the best results is constituted by men who receive individual outplacement, increasing their average annual gross wage by around 42%. On the other side, women who receive group outplacement show small results, whose figures are near 17%. Se utilizan dos bases de datos administrativas que combinan información sobre las características de los trabajadores y sus ingresos para estimar el efecto de los servicios de recolocación en las perspectivas salariales de los trabajadores desempleados. Los resultados sugieren que el impacto de la recolocación es positivo, aunque la magnitud depende del tipo de servicio y del género del trabajador. Por un lado, el grupo con los mejores resultados está constituido por hombres que reciben el servicio de recolocación individual, aumentando en media su salario bruto anual cerca del 42%. Por otro lado, las mujeres que reciben el servicio de recolocación grupal muestran resultados pequeños, con un incremento cercano al 17%.

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Paper provided by Instituto Valenciano de Investigaciones Económicas, S.A. (Ivie) in its series Working Papers. Serie EC with number 2009-15.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2009
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Handle: RePEc:ivi:wpasec:2009-15
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