Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223766
Authors: 
Michaelides, Marios
Mueser, Peter R.
Smith, Jeffrey A.
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13324
Abstract: 
We present experimental evidence on the effects of four U.S. reemployment programs for youth Unemployment Insurance (UI) recipients during the Great Recession. The three programs that emphasized monitoring and service referrals reduced UI receipt but had minimal effects on employment and earnings; these programs mainly induced the early exit of participants. The fourth program, which combined mandatory job counseling with monitoring, caused the largest reductions in UI receipt and clearly increased employment and earnings. Both early participant exits and effective job counseling underlie these impacts. We conclude that policymakers should require job counseling for youth UI recipients during recessions.
Subjects: 
youth
Great Recession
REA
WPRS
job counseling
active labor market policies
unemployment
Unemployment Insurance
program evaluation
JEL: 
J6
H4
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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