On Thursday, February 9, noon-14 pm, Katrin Hohmeyer from IAB Nürnberg will be the speaker of the Research Seminar in Economics. She will present her research paper on "Of carrots and sticks: The effect of workfare announcements on the job search behaviour and reservation wage of welfare recipients" at Kaminzimmer (room 202), Boltzmannstraße 20, Berlin-Dahlem.
Of carrots and sticks: The effect of workfare announcements on the job search behaviour and reservation wage of welfare recipients
Abstract: The German workfare scheme One-Euro-Jobs, which provides additional jobs of public interest for welfare recipients, has a number of different goals. On the one hand, One-Euro-Jobs are intended to increase the participants employment prospects in the medium term. On the other hand, they can be used to test welfare recipients willingness to work. We use survey data from the Panel Study Labour Market and Social Security and propensity score matching methods to study the effect of receiving a One-Euro-Job announcement on job search behaviour, reservation wage and labour market performance of welfare recipients. We find that receiving a One-Euro-Job announcement increases job search activities significantly and decreases the reservation for women and individuals who have been employed within the last four years, but does not affect the short-term employment probability.
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Feb 09, 2017 | 12:15 PM - 01:45 PM