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dc.contributor.authorEngström, Peren_US
dc.contributor.authorHesselius, Patriken_US
dc.contributor.authorHolmlund, Bertilen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-03-03en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-28T08:48:45Z-
dc.date.available2009-07-28T08:48:45Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/26597-
dc.description.abstractOne goal of the public employment service is to facilitate matching between unemployed job seekers and job vacancies; another goal is to monitor job search so as to bring search efforts among the unemployed in line with search requirements. The referral of job seekers to vacancies is one instrument used for these purposes. We report results from a randomized Swedish experiment where the outcome of referrals is examined. To what extent do unemployed individuals actually apply for the jobs they are referred to? Does information to job seekers about increased monitoring affect the probability of applying and the probability of leaving unemployment? The experiment indicates that a relatively large fraction (one third) of the referrals do not result in job applications. Information about intensified monitoring causes an increase in the probability of job application, especially among young people. However, we find no significant impact on the duration of unemployment.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherCESifo Münchenen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working paper 2552en_US
dc.subject.jelC99en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.jelJ68en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordVacancy referralen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob matchingen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob searchen_US
dc.subject.keywordrandomized experimenten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsvermittlungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwTesten_US
dc.subject.stwSchwedenen_US
dc.titleVacancy referrals, job search, and the duration of unemployment: a randomized experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn592856488en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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