Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Risk scores for long-term unemployment and the assignment to job search counseling


Ernst, Sebastian; Mueller, Andreas I; Spinnewijn, Johannes (2024). Risk scores for long-term unemployment and the assignment to job search counseling. AEA Papers and Proceedings, 114:572-576.

Abstract

This paper analyses how risk profiling is used to assign unemployed job seekers to job search counseling in Flanders, Belgium. We compare algorithmic selection to self-selection and selection by job search counselors. We discuss practical challenges for the implementation of risk profiling and highlight avenues for further research. We find that algorithmic assignment is used for only a small fraction of the sample and that job search counselors appear to have valuable private information on job seekers' reemployment prospects beyond what is captured by the algorithmic risk score.

Abstract

This paper analyses how risk profiling is used to assign unemployed job seekers to job search counseling in Flanders, Belgium. We compare algorithmic selection to self-selection and selection by job search counselors. We discuss practical challenges for the implementation of risk profiling and highlight avenues for further research. We find that algorithmic assignment is used for only a small fraction of the sample and that job search counselors appear to have valuable private information on job seekers' reemployment prospects beyond what is captured by the algorithmic risk score.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics

Altmetrics

Downloads

1 download since deposited on 13 Jun 2024
1 download since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Dewey Decimal Classification:330 Economics
Scope:Discipline-based scholarship (basic research)
Language:English
Date:1 May 2024
Deposited On:13 Jun 2024 12:59
Last Modified:13 Jun 2024 13:09
Publisher:American Economic Association
ISSN:2574-0768
Additional Information:Copyright American Economic Association; reproduced with permission
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20241092
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: English