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Evaluating the employment impact of a mandatory job search assistance program

Blundell, R; Costa Dias, M; Meghir, C; Van Reenen, J; (2001) Evaluating the employment impact of a mandatory job search assistance program. (IFS Working Papers WP01/20 ). UCL (University College London), The Institute for Fiscal Studies: London, UK.

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Abstract

This paper exploits area based piloting and age-related eligibility rules to identify treatment effects ofa labor market program – the New Deal for Young People in the UK. A central focus is onsubstitution/displacement effects and on equilibrium wage effects. The program includes extensivejob assistance and wage subsidies to employers. We find that the program significantly raisedtransitions to employment by about five percentage points (about 20 percent over the pre-programbase). The impact is robust to a wide variety of non-experimental estimators. However we presentsome evidence suggesting that this effect may not be as large in the longer run.

Type: Report
Title: Evaluating the employment impact of a mandatory job search assistance program
Additional information: Imported via OAI, 15:41:43 19th Jul 2007
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of SandHS > Dept of Economics
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/94431
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