University of Cyprus
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NBER Working Papers and Publications
|March 2018||Long-Term Effects of Job-Search Assistance: Experimental Evidence Using Administrative Tax Data|
with Dayanand S. Manoli, Ankur Patel: w24422
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.