Journal article

Why do tougher caseworkers increase employment? : The role of programme assignment as a causal mechanism

    2017
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  • Review of economics and statistics. - 2017, vol. 99, no. 1, p. 180-183
English Previous research found that less accommodating caseworkers are more success- ful in placing unemployed workers into employment. This paper explores the causal mechanisms behind this result using semiparametric mediation analysis. Analysing rich linked jobseeker-caseworker data for Switzerland, we find that the positive employment effects of less accommodating caseworkers are not driven by a particularly effective mix of labour market programmes, but rather by other dimensions of the counselling process, possibly including threat effects of sanctions and pressure to accept jobs.
Faculty
Faculté des sciences économiques et sociales
Department
Département d'économie politique
Language
  • English
Classification
Economics
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