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ERIC Number: EJ1199930
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Long-Term Effects of Research-Based and Practice-Based Job Search Interventions: An RCT Reevaluation
Malmberg-Heimonen, Ira Elena; West, Brady T.; Vuori, Jukka
Research on Social Work Practice, v29 n1 p36-48 Jan 2019
Objective: This study reevaluates the effects of a randomized controlled trial (RCT) of job search interventions on labor force participation. In the trial, various methods of job search interventions were included, of which about half were research-based JOBS (Job Opportunity and Basic Skills) interventions and the other half were practice-based, that is, without a theoretical or empirical base. This study compares effects of the research-based and practice-based interventions. Methods: The trial included data from 1998 to 2000 of 1,013 unemployed people in Finland with 3-year follow-up data from official labor market records. Multilevel multinomial logistic regression was used to analyze the intervention effects on labor market outcomes. Results: The results demonstrated that beneficial long-term effects were produced only in interventions based on the research-based JOBS method for participants at risk of baseline depression. In contrast, the practice-based interventions seemed to have adverse effects on employment. Conclusions: These findings indicate the importance of research-based interventions within active labor market policies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland