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Counseling and Monitoring of Unemployed Workers: Theory and Evidence from a Controlled Social Experiment

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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.

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Gerard J. van den Berg, Bas van der Klaauw

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21234

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