Evaluating the Employment Impact of a Mandatory Job Search Assistance Program : The New Deal for Young People in the UK

  title={Evaluating the Employment Impact of a Mandatory Job Search Assistance Program : The New Deal for Young People in the UK},
  author={Richard W. Blundell and M{\'o}nica Costa Dias and Costas Meghir and John Van Reenen},
This paper exploits the differential timing of the introduction of a labor market program across areas as well as agerelated eligibility rules to identify the treatment effect of a targeted active labor market program. We are especially concerned about substitution and equilibrium wage effects. The program studied is the “New Deal for the Young Unemployed” in the UK and uses an administrative panel data on individuals between 1982 and 1999. This mandatory program involves extensive job… CONTINUE READING
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