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dc.contributor.authorBehaghel, Lucen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrépon, Brunoen_US
dc.contributor.authorGurgand, Marcen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-23en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-15T07:45:04Z-
dc.date.available2012-06-15T07:45:04Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201208096362-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/58591-
dc.description.abstractContracting out public services to private firms has ambiguous effects when quality is imperfectly observable. Using a randomized experiment over a national sample in France, we compare the efficiency of the public employment service (PES) vs. private providers in delivering very similar job-search intensive counseling. The impact of each program is assessed with respect to the standard, low intensity track offered by the PES to the unemployed. We find that job-search assistance increases exit rates to employment by 15 to 35%. But the impact of the public program is about twice as large as compared to the private program, at least during the 6 first months after random assignment. We argue that the observed contract structure with the private providers has not overcome the underlying agency problem. We find no evidence of cream-skimming: rather, it seems that profit maximizing private providers have found it optimal to enroll as many job-seekers as they could, but to make minimum effort on the placement of some of them.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion Paper series, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 6518en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.jelJ68en_US
dc.subject.jelH44en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordunemploymenten_US
dc.subject.keywordjob-search assistanceen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor market intermediariesen_US
dc.subject.keywordprivate provision of public servicesen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsvermittlungen_US
dc.subject.stwPersonalberatungen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwFrankreichen_US
dc.titlePrivate and public provision of counseling to job-seekers: Evidence from a large controlled experimenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715992775en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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