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Self-Regulation Training and Job Search Effort: A Natural Field Experiment within an Active Labor Market Program

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  • Schmidt, Felix
  • Berger, Eva
  • Schunk, Daniel
  • Müller, Henning
  • König, Günther

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We conducted a randomized natural field experiment embedded in an existing labor market reactivation program to examine the effect of a self-regulation training on long-term unemployed individuals. First, we find a positive treatment effect on the quality of submitted CVs. Second, there is no overall treatment effect on (short-term) labor market reintegration, but heterogeneous effects with respect to participants’ Locus of Control that are consistent with psychological theory.

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  • Schmidt, Felix & Berger, Eva & Schunk, Daniel & Müller, Henning & König, Günther, 2017. "Self-Regulation Training and Job Search Effort: A Natural Field Experiment within an Active Labor Market Program," VfS Annual Conference 2017 (Vienna): Alternative Structures for Money and Banking 168177, Verein für Socialpolitik / German Economic Association.
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