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To Meet or Not to Meet (Your Case Worker) – That is the Question

Gerard van den Berg, Lene Kjaersgaard () and Michael Rosholm ()
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Lene Kjaersgaard: Aarhus University

No 6476, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)

Abstract: We investigate the effects of meetings between the unemployed and their case workers on the transition rate from unemployment to employment using detailed Danish event history data obtained from administrative registers. We find large positive effects of meetings. The transition rate strongly increases in the week the meeting is held, and this effect persists for some weeks after the meeting. The effect size tends to increase with the number of meetings. The effect of the first meeting on the transition rate to work does not depend on the timing of the meeting.

Keywords: unemployment; active labor market policy; unemployment duration; treatment effects; meetings; job search assistance; case worker (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C31 J64 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2012-04
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