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Experimental Evidence on the Effects of Early Meetings and Activation

Jonas Maibom Pedersen, Michael Rosholm () and Michael Svarer ()
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Jonas Maibom Pedersen: Department of Economics and Business, Aarhus University, Denmark, Postal: 8210 Aarhus V, Denmark

Economics Working Papers from Department of Economics and Business Economics, Aarhus University

Abstract: We analyze the effects of four randomized experiments involving intensive active labour market policy, conducted in Denmark in 2008. The interventions consisted of early and frequent meetings and activation programmes. The effects are remarkable; frequent meetings between newly unemployed workers and case workers increase employment rates over the next two years by 10%. For men, we find evidence of a threat effect of having to participate in early activation programmes. In general, we find large differences between men and women, especially in the dynamics of the effects. A cost-benefit analysis reveals that meetings yield the largest net benefits.

Keywords: Randomized social experiment; treatment effect; active labour market policy; cost-benefit analysis (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2012-11-08
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