Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/147907
Authors: 
Cockx, Bart
Van Belle, Eva
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 10221
Abstract: 
In Belgium school-leavers are entitled to unemployment benefits after a waiting period and eligible to intensified counselling and training in the Youth Work Plan (YWP) if a job is not found within three months. The length of the waiting period and eligibility to the YWP are sharply determined by two distinct age thresholds. These are exploited to estimate the impact of these policies on the transition rate to employment and on the quality of work. Both policies increase job finding only slightly and insignificantly. The accepted wage is unaffected, but the number of working days falls and, hence, also earnings.
Subjects: 
youth unemployment
policy evaluation
regression discontinuity design
survival analysis
quality of employment
JEL: 
J64
J65
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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