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|Title:||How a mandatory activation program reduces unemployment durations: the effects of distance |
|Authors:||Krogh Graversen, Brian|
van Ours, Jan C.
|Issue Date:||2009 |
|Series/Report no.:||IZA discussion papers 4079|
|Abstract:||In an experimental setting some Danish unemployed workers were assigned to an activation program while others were not. Unemployed who were assigned to the activation program found a job more quickly. We show that the activation effect increases with the distance between the place of residence of the unemployed worker and the place where the activation took place. We also find that the quality of the post-unemployment jobs was not affected by the activation program. Both findings confirm that activation programs mainly work because they are compulsory and unemployed don't like them.|
|Persistent Identifier of the first edition:||urn:nbn:de:101:1-20090330128|
|Document Type:||Working Paper|
|Appears in Collections:||IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)|
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