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Self-Regulation Training and Job Search Effort: A Natural Field Experiment within an Active Labor Market Program

Eva Berger (), Guenther Koenig (), Henning Müller (), Felix Schmidt and Daniel Schunk ()
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Guenther Koenig: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz, Germany
Henning Müller: Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

No 1712, Working Papers from Gutenberg School of Management and Economics, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Abstract: Recent evidence suggests that self-regulation plays an important role for the job finding success of unemployed persons. We conduct a randomized natural field experiment embedded in an established labor market reactivation program to examine the effect of a self-regulation training on job search effort—focusing on the effort put into preparing job applicationdocuments—of long-term unemployed participants. We find a positive treatment effect on effort operationalized as the quality of the submitted CV document as well as the probability of participants submitting their documents on time. Since the intervention comes at very low cost, a roll-out to other programs potentially has a high individual and social rate of return.

Keywords: Active Labor Market Policy; Natural Field Experiment; Job Search Effort; Job Application Effort; Germany; Labor Market Reintegration; Unemployment; Reemployment; Self-Regulation; Non-Cognitive Skills; MCII (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 38 pages
Date: 2017-07-25
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