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Dynamic Evaluation of Job Search Assistance

  • Kastoryano, Stephen

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    (University of Mannheim)

  • van der Klaauw, Bas

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    (VU University Amsterdam)

This paper evaluates a job search assistance program for unemployment insurance recipients. The assignment to the program is dynamic. We provide a discussion on dynamic treatment effects and identification conditions. In the empirical analyses we use administrative data from a unique institutional environment. This allows us to compare different microeconometric evaluation estimators. All estimators find that the job search assistance program reduces the exit to work, in particular when provided early during the spell of unemployment. Furthermore, continuous-time (timing-of-events and regression discontinuity) methods are more robust than discrete-time (propensity score and regression discontinuity) methods.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 5424.

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Length: 43 pages
Date of creation: Jan 2011
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Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp5424
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  1. van den Bergh, Gerhard & van deer Klaauw, Bas, 2001. "Counseling and monitoring of unemployed workers: theory and evidence from a controlled social experiment," Working Paper Series 2001:12, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy.
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