Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/149333
Authors: 
Berger, Eva M.
Koenig, Guenther
Mueller, Henning
Schmidt, Felix
Schunk, Daniel
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
CESifo Working Paper 6246
Abstract: 
Recent evidence suggests that self-regulation plays an important role for labor market success. We conducted a randomized natural field experiment embedded in an existing labor market reactivation program to examine the effect of a self-regulation training on long-term unemployed individuals. First, we find a positive treatment effect on the quality of submitted CVs. Second, there is no overall treatment effect on (short-term) labor market reintegration, but heterogeneous effects with respect to participants’ Locus of Control that are consistent with psychological theory. The low costs of our intervention suggest high individual and social rates of return from a roll-out to other programs.
Subjects: 
active labor market policy
natural field experiment
Germany
labor market reintegration
unemployment
reemployment
self-regulation
locus of control
non-cognitive skills
JEL: 
C93
J24
J64
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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