Peer-Reviewed Journal Details
Mandatory Fields
Dolton, P;O'Neill, D
2002
April
Journal of Labor Economics
The long-run effects of unemployment monitoring and work-search programs: Experimental evidence from the United Kingdom
Published
47 ()
Optional Fields
TRAINING-PROGRAMS INSURANCE IMPACT MODEL TIME
20
381
403
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.
CHICAGO
0734-306X
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