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    The Long-Run Effects of Unemployment Monitoring and Work-Search Programs: Experimental Evidence from the United Kingdom


    O'Neill, Donal (2003) The Long-Run Effects of Unemployment Monitoring and Work-Search Programs: Experimental Evidence from the United Kingdom. Journal of Labor Economics, 20 (2). pp. 381-403. ISSN ISSN: 0734-306X

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    Abstract

    This article examines the long-run effects of the Restart unemployment program in the United Kingdom. The program, aimed at the long-term unemployed, involved a combination of tighter monitoring of benefit eligibility rules and increased job search assistance. We compare the employment behavior of a treatment group who participated in the scheme with that of a randomly chosen control group for whom participation was delayed. While there is little evidence of a long-term benefit for women, the unemployment rate among males in the treatment group was six percentage points lower than that of the control group 5 years after the initial experiment.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: The Long-Run Effects of Unemployment Monitoring; Work-Search Programs; Experimental Evidence; United Kingdom;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8486
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 13:23
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Labor Economics
    Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Refereed: Yes
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