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dc.contributor.authorWunsch, Connyen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-03-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T12:03:59Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T12:03:59Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35901-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies the role of job search assistance programs in optimal welfare-to-work programs. The analysis is based on a framework, that allows for endogenous choice of benefit types and levels, wage taxes or subsidies, and activation measures such as monitoring and job search assistance for each period of unemployment in a dynamic environment with negative duration dependence in the exit rates to employment and potential depreciation in reemployment wages. We show that the main role of job search assistance is to delay or prevent situations in which it is no longer optimal to incentivize the worker to provide positive search effort. It is used to restore or maintain some minimum exit rate to employment which increases with the cost-effectiveness of job search assistance. We also find that in line with existing policies, these programs should mainly be used at the beginning of unemployment and for short durations. However, contrary to existing schemes, they should be exclusively targeted at unemployed workers with low initial exit rates to employment. For all other workers, they should only be used if they fail to find a job within reasonable time despite high expected initial exit rates.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion Papers 4773en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.jelJ65en_US
dc.subject.jelJ68en_US
dc.subject.jelD82en_US
dc.subject.jelD86en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordJob searchen_US
dc.subject.keywordoptimal unemployment insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordwelfare-to-work policiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordrecursive contractsen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwAktivierende Sozialhilfeen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsvermittlungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsangeboten_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwSch├Ątzungen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleOptimal use of labor market policies: the role of job search assistanceen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn621030058en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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