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Table 5 Evaluation studies on job search assistance and monitoring

From: Youth unemployment and active labor market policies in Europe

Author Country Treatment Sample Horizon Estimation Employment Unemployment Education Quality/Wages
Graversen and van Ours (2008) Denmark (1) Intensive contact with caseworkers and job search program with potential subsequent training participation Unemployment entrants < 30 years 10 to 15 weeks after unemployment entry (before training entry) Randomized Controlled Trial + n/a n/a n/a
Maibom et al. (2014) Denmark (3) Information letter, and intensified caseworker meeting, and mentoring, training participation. Short- or long-term unemployed youth below 30 years, with or without qualifying education Up to 3 years after entry into program Randomized Controlled Trial Uneducated: - educated: 0 n/a Uneducated: 0 educated: 0 n/a
van den Berg et al. (2012) Denmark (4) Meeting with the caseworker (counseling or monitoring) Unemployed men and women with UB receipt, below 30 years (Instantaneous effect) Timing-of-events + n/a n/a n/a
Crépon et al. (2013) France (4) Job search assistance by by private providers University graduates (under 30 years), at least 6 months in unemployment 8 month Randomized Controlled Trial + (partially due to displacement) n/a n/a n/a
Fougère et al. (2009) France (5) Vacancies information by the public employment service Registered unemployed job seekers Max. 1.5 years Structural partial job search model + n/a n/a n/a
Bernhard and Wolff (2008) Germany (3) Contracting out placement services to private providers Recipients of social welfare, 15 - 24, East and West Germany, males and females (Wm, Wf, Em, Ef) Up to 20 month Propensity Score Matching Em: + Ef: + Wm: 0 Wf: 0 Em: 0 Ef: + Wm: + Wf: + n/a n/a
van den Berg et al. (2015) Germany (8) Partial or complete withdrawal of social benefits (sanctions) for up to 3 months Unemployed social welfare recipients 18 to 24 years Immediate effect of sanction Timing-of-events + - (only for single households) n/a -
Micklewright and Nagy (2010) Hungary Increased job search monitoring for 4 months New UI claimants with 75–179 days of UI entitlement Up to 3 months Randomized Controlled Trial 0 n/a n/a n/a
Centeno et al. (2009) Portugal Early intervention, including job search assistance, counseling, monitoring and training, threat of sanctions Youths below the age of 25 who were unemployed less than 6 months 12 and 24 months after participation Difference-in-Difference Matching 0 n/a 0 n/a
Bennmarker et al. (2013) Sweden (1) Assignment to private placement providers, up to 6 months Unemployed less than 25 years, with unemployment duration > 3 months Up to 12 months after assignment Randomized Controlled Trial 0 n/a n/a 0
Engström et al. (2012) Sweden (4) Increased threat of monitoring of job search activity Unemployed less than 30 years 4 to 8 months Randomized Controlled Trial 0 n/a n/a n/a
Hägglund (2014) Sweden (8) Increased intensity of job search activities and monitoring Regular and long-term unemployed between 18 to 24 years Up to 3 years Randomized Controlled Trial regular: + long-term: 0 regular: 0 long-term: 0 n/a regular: + long-term: 0
Blundell et al. (2004) UK (2) Intensified job search assistance/mentoring and wage subsidies, threat of sanctions Unemployed, 18 to 24 years, longer than 6 months unemployed First 4 months after program entry DID using age and regional variation in eligibility Men: + (partially due to wage subsidy) women: 0 n/a n/a n/a
Petrongolo (2009) UK (4) Reduction of amount and duration of UB and introduction of job search requirements (diary) Male unemployment entrants 16 to 24 3 months and 6 months DID approach Short-run: + long-run: - + n/a -
Dorsett (2006) UK (3) Extended job search relative to other NDYP options Unemployed male UB benefit claimants for longer than 6 months, 18 to 24 years Up to 1.5 years Propensity Score Matching + (rel. to all other options) 0 (rel. to WS); - (rel. to training and JCS) n/a n/a
van den Berg et al. (2014) UK (5) Enrollment in NDYP - Gateway period (job search) Unemployed for at least 6 months, 18–24 years One month Kernel hazard regression exploiting random timing of introduction + n/a n/a n/a