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Waiting Longer Before Claiming and Activating Youth. No Point?

Bart Cockx () and Eva Van Belle ()
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Eva Van Belle: Ghent University, SHERPPA

No 2016019, Discussion Papers (IRES - Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales) from Université catholique de Louvain, Institut de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (IRES)

Abstract: In Belgium school-leavers are entitled to unemployment benefits after a waiting period and eligible to intensified counselling and training in the Youth Work Plan (YWP) if a job is not found within three months. The length of the waiting period and eligibility to the YWP are sharply determined by two distinct age thresholds. These are exploited to estimate the impact of these policies on the transition rate to employment and on the quality of work. Both policies increase job finding only slightly and insignificantly. The accepted wage is unaffected, but the number of working days falls and, hence, also earnings.

Keywords: youth unemployment; policy evaluation; regression discontinuity design; survival analysis; quality of employment (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 J65 J68 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2016-09-20
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