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Job search monitoring and unemployment duration in Hungary: evidence from a randomised control trial

Micklewright, John and Nagy, Gyula (2005) Job search monitoring and unemployment duration in Hungary: evidence from a randomised control trial , Southampton, UK Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute 26pp. (S3RI Applications and Policy Working Papers, A05/08).

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The impact of the administration of unemployment benefits on time spent unemployed is a neglected issue in discussion of incentive effects in Central and Eastern Europe. We use Labour Force Survey data, administrative registers and inspection of benefit office practices to show that there is good reason to investigate this issue in Hungary. We then report on results from a field experiment of the impact of tightening the administration of benefits in which benefit claimants were randomly assigned to treatment and control groups. Treatment has quite a large effect on durations on benefit of women aged 30 and over while we find no effect for younger women or for men.

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Published date: 15 November 2005
Keywords: experiment, job search, unemployment insurance, Hungary, J64, J65, P23


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Date deposited: 16 Nov 2005
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 16:36

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