EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Bridging the intention-behavior gap ? the effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment

Simon Martin Abel, Rulof Burger (), Eliana Carranza and Patrizio Piraino ()

No 8181, Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank

Abstract: The paper tests the effects of plan-making on job search and employment. In a field experiment with unemployed youths, participants who complete a detailed job search plan increase the number of job applications submitted (by 15 percent) but not the time spent searching, consistent with intention-behavior gaps observed at baseline. Job seekers in the plan-making group diversify their search strategy and use more formal search channels. This greater search efficiency and effectiveness translate into more job offers (30 percent) and employment (26 percent). Weekly reminders and peer-support sub-treatments do not improve the impacts of plan-making, suggesting that limited attention and accountability are unlikely mechanisms.

Keywords: Rural; Labor; Markets (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2017-09-06
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-exp and nep-ure
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/676321504718177942/pdf/WPS8181.pdf (application/pdf)

Related works:
Journal Article: Bridging the Intention-Behavior Gap? The Effect of Plan-Making Prompts on Job Search and Employment (2019) Downloads
Working Paper: Bridging the intention-behavior gap? The effect of plan-making prompts on job search and employment (2018) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:8181

Access Statistics for this paper

More papers in Policy Research Working Paper Series from The World Bank 1818 H Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20433. Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Roula I. Yazigi ().

 
Page updated 2022-10-06
Handle: RePEc:wbk:wbrwps:8181