Job Search Monitoring and Unemployment Duration in Hungary: Evidence from a Randomised Control Trial
John Micklewright () and
Nagy Gyula ()
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Nagy Gyula: Department of Human Resources, Corvinus University of Budapest
No 509, Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market from Institute of Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies
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, ad-ministrative 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 as-signed to treatment and control groups. Treatment has quite a large ef-fect on durations on benefit of women aged 30 and over while we find no effect for younger women or for men.
Keywords: experiment; job search; unemployment insurance; Hungary (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J64 J65 P23 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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