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Title:Experimental evidence from intensified placement efforts among unemployed in Sweden PDF Logo
Authors:Hägglund, Pathric
Issue Date:2009
Series/Report no.:Working paper // IFAU - Institute for Labour Market Policy Evaluation 2009:16
Abstract:This paper uses experimental data to study the effects of participation in intensified placement efforts on subsequent job chances and earnings. Five small-scale experiments were performed in four different regions of Sweden in 2004 and the control groups were offered the PES regular services. Due to small samples, many of the impact estimates were imprecise and insignificant. However, the services generally reduced unemploy-ment among the treated. I find significantly enhanced exits to either jobs or other acti-vities (or both) in four of the experiments. Three of the experiments also report positive effects on employment probability and earnings in the years following the programme. Finally, combining job-search assistance and monitoring of job search generated signifi-cantly better results than monitoring alone in one of the experiment locations.
Subjects:Active labour market policy evaluation
randomised social experiment
placement efforts
JEL:C93
J64
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Papers, IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy

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