Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21234
Authors: 
van den Berg, Gerard J.
van der Klaauw, Bas
Year of Publication: 
2001
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion paper series 374
Abstract: 
We investigate the effect of counseling and monitoring on the individual transition rate to employment. We theoretically analyze these policies in a job search model with two search channels and endogenous search effort. In the empirical analysis we use unique administrative and survey data concerning a social experiment with full randomization and compliance. The results show that counseling and monitoring do not affect the exit rate to work. Monitoring causes a shift from informal to formal job search. We combine our empirical results to the results from our theoretical analysis and the existing empirical literature, to establish a comprehensive analysis of the effectiveness of these policies.
Subjects: 
Unemployment duration
search effort
active labor market policy
treatment
search channels
multi-tasking
randomized social experiment
JEL: 
J65
J64
J58
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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