Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/223920
Authors: 
Armand, Alex
Carneiro, Pedro
Tagliati, Federico
Xia, Yiming
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers No. 13478
Abstract: 
This paper examines the impact of an experiment in North Macedonia in which vulnerable unemployed individuals applying to a subsidized employment program were randomly selected to attend job interviews. Employers hiring a new employee from the target population receive a subsidy covering the wage cost of the worker for the first six months. Using administrative employment data, we find that attending the job interview led to an increase of 15 percentage points in the likelihood of being employed 3.5 years after the start of the intervention. We also find positive and statistically significant effects on individuals' non-cognitive and work-related skills.
Subjects: 
active labor market policy
unemployment
wage subsidies
job search
JEL: 
O15
J08
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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