Job search monitoring intensity, unemployment exit and job entry: Quasi-experimental evidence from the UK

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Abstract

Because unemployment benefit reforms tend to package together changes to job search requirements, monitoring and assistance, few existing studies have been able to empirically isolate the effects of job search monitoring intensity on the behaviour of unemployment benefit claimants. This paper exploits periods where monitoring has been temporarily withdrawn during a series of Benefit Office refurbishments - with the regime otherwise unchanged - to allow such identification. During these periods of zero monitoring the hazard rates for exits from claimant unemployment and for job entry both fall. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1451-1468
Number of pages18
JournalLabour Economics
Volume15
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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