Long-Term Effects of Job-Search Assistance: Experimental Evidence Using Administrative Tax Data
Dayanand Manoli (),
Marios Michaelides () and
No 24422, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc
This paper uses administrative tax data to examine the long-term effects of an experimental job-search assistance program operating in Nevada in 2009. The program required randomly-selected unemployed workers who had just started collecting unemployment insurance (UI) benefits to undergo an eligibility review and receive personalized job-counseling services. The program led to substantial short-term reductions in UI receipt, and to persistent, long-term increases in employment and earnings. The program also affected participants’ family outcomes, including total income, tax filing, tax liability, and home ownership. These findings show that job-search assistance programs may produce substantial long-term effects for participants and their families.
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