Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
Journal articles

Private and Public Provision of Counseling to Job-Seekers: Evidence from a Large Controlled Experiment

Abstract : This paper reports the results of a large scaled randomized controlled experiment comparing the public and private provision of counseling to job-seekers. The intention-to-treat estimates of both programs are not statistically different, but more workers were enrolled in the private program, implying an effect per beneficiary that is twice as large under the public as under the private program. We find suggestive evidence that the private firms may have insu fficiently mastered the counseling technology, and exercised less effort on those who had the best chance to find a job. This highlights the incentive problems in designing contracts for these services.
Document type :
Journal articles
Complete list of metadata

https://halshs.archives-ouvertes.fr/halshs-01067926
Contributor : Caroline Bauer Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Wednesday, September 24, 2014 - 12:19:49 PM
Last modification on : Friday, August 5, 2022 - 2:49:41 PM

Identifiers

  • HAL Id : halshs-01067926, version 1

Citation

Luc Behaghel, Bruno Crépon, Marc Gurgand. Private and Public Provision of Counseling to Job-Seekers: Evidence from a Large Controlled Experiment. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, American Economic Association, 2014, 6 (4), 51 p. ⟨halshs-01067926⟩

Share

Metrics

Record views

265