ERIC Number: ED396177
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The New Jersey Unemployment Insurance Reemployment Demonstration Project: Six-Year Follow-up and Summary Report. Revised Edition. Unemployment Insurance Occasional Paper 96-2.
Corson, Walter; Haimson, Joshua
The New Jersey Unemployment Insurance Reemployment Demonstration Project was undertaken to examine the feasibility of using the unemployment insurance (UI) system to identify displaced workers early in their unemployment spells and then accelerating their return to work by providing them with alternative, early intervention services. Three packages of services were tested: job search assistance (JSA), JSA combined with training or relocation assistance, and JSA combined with a cash bonus for early reemployment. Each treatment's cost-effectiveness was examined through a follow-up study examining long-run treatment impacts approximately 6 years after program participants had submitted their initial UI claims. The UI system was confirmed to be an effective means of early identification of displaced workers likely to experience long-run employment difficulties. All three treatments were found to result in jobs that were more stable than the jobs obtained by control group members. All three treatments afforded net benefits to claimants and society as a whole. (Twenty-eight tables/figures are included. Appended are a description of the samples used to estimate the profiling models and treatment/control group means. Also included is a brief report summarizing the demonstration findings and their policy implications. Contains 12 references.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.; New Jersey State Dept. of Labor, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Mathematica Policy Research, Princeton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey