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    Unemployment Duration and The Restart Effect: Some Experimental Evidence

    O'Neill, Donal (1996) Unemployment Duration and The Restart Effect: Some Experimental Evidence. Economic Journal, 106 (435). pp. 387-400. ISSN 0013-0133

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    In this paper we analyse the effect of ihe Restart programme in the United Kingdom. This programme consisis of an interview of tbe long-term unemployed to counsel them on effective job search. Failure to attend the interview carries the threat of the cessation of unemployment benefits. The results, using experimental data, indicate that the programme has a significant effect of reducing unemployment duration. Estimation of an independent competing risks model distinguishing between exits from unemployment to: a job, a training placement or to signing-off unemployment benefit shows that the channels through which Restart works differs according to exit type.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Unemployment; Duration; Experimental; Evidence;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Economics, Finance and Accounting
    Item ID: 8490
    Depositing User: Donal O'Neill
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2017 14:45
    Journal or Publication Title: Economic Journal
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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