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Public Employment Services and Employers - How Important are Networks with Firms?

abstract This paper examines whether contacts between caseworkers in public employment offices and employers impact on the reemployment chances of the unemployed they counsel. This analysis is made possible through a large administrative dataset on unemployed combined
with an extensive survey of caseworkers' characteristics and their strategies. This data was created for evaluating public employment services in Switzerland. We use econometric techniques from the treatment evaluation literature to identify causal effects of a more intense employer focus of the caseworkers. The estimation results indicate that caseworkers who maintain direct contacts to firms achieve higher reintegration rates.
   
type journal paper
   
keywords public employment services, new public management, employer focus
   
language English
kind of paper journal article
date of appearance 26-2-2008
journal Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft
publisher Gabler
ISSN 0044-2372
number of issue Special Issues 01
page(s) 151-178
review not reviewed
   
citation Behncke, S., Froelich, M., & Lechner, M. (2008). Public Employment Services and Employers - How Important are Networks with Firms?. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft(Special Issues 01), 151-178.