Bridging the Intention-Behavior Gap? The Effect of Plan-Making Prompts on Job Search and Employment
Martin Abel (),
Rulof Burger (),
Eliana Carranza and
Patrizio Piraino ()
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2019, vol. 11, issue 2, 284-301
The paper tests the effects of plan making on job search and employment. In a field experiment with unemployed youths, participants who complete a detailed job search plan increase the number of job applications submitted (by 15 percent) but not the time spent searching, consistent with intention-behavior gaps observed at baseline. Job seekers in the plan-making group diversify their search strategy and use more formal search channels. This greater search efficiency and effectiveness translate into more job offers (30 percent) and employment (26 percent). Weekly reminders and peer support sub-treatments do not improve the impacts of plan making.
JEL-codes: C93 D91 J64 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Note: DOI: 10.1257/app.20170566
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