Testing the importance of search frictions and matching through a randomized experiment in Jordan

@inproceedings{Groh2015TestingTI,
  title={Testing the importance of search frictions and matching through a randomized experiment in Jordan},
  author={Matthew Groh and David McKenzie and Nour Shammout and T. S. Vishwanath},
  year={2015}
}
We test the role of search and matching frictions in explaining the high unemployment of tertiary-educated youth in Jordan through a randomized experiment. Firms and job candidates were provided with a job-matching service based on educational backgrounds and psychometric assessments. Although more than 1,000 matches were made, youth rejected the opportunity of an interview in 28 percent of cases, and when a job offer was received, they rejected this offer or quickly quit the job 83 percent of… CONTINUE READING

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