Long-Term Effects of Job-Search Assistance: Experimental Evidence Using Administrative Tax Data

49 Pages Posted: 20 Mar 2018 Last revised: 25 Sep 2021

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Day Manoli

University of Texas at Austin

Marios Michaelides

University of Cyprus

Ankur Patel

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA)

Date Written: March 2018

Abstract

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.

Suggested Citation

Manoli, Day and Michaelides, Marios and Patel, Ankur, Long-Term Effects of Job-Search Assistance: Experimental Evidence Using Administrative Tax Data (March 2018). NBER Working Paper No. w24422, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3143347

Day Manoli (Contact Author)

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Marios Michaelides

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Ankur Patel

U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Tax Analysis (OTA) ( email )

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