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Field Before After
Study Withdrawn No
Intervention Completion Date December 31, 2012
Data Collection Complete Yes
Final Sample Size: Number of Clusters (Unit of Randomization) 1354 students
Was attrition correlated with treatment status? No
Final Sample Size: Total Number of Observations 1354 students
Final Sample Size (or Number of Clusters) by Treatment Arms 1011 treated students, 343 control students
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Is there a restricted access data set available on request? No
Program Files Yes
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Data Collection Completion Date May 30, 2013
Is data available for public use? Yes
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Paper Abstract We test the role of search and matching frictions in explaining the high unemployment of tertiary-educated youth in Jordan through a randomized experiment. Firms and job candidates were provided with a job-matching service based on educational backgrounds and psychometric assessments. Although more than 1,000 matches were made, youth rejected the opportunity of an interview in 28 percent of cases, and when a job offer was received, they rejected this offer or quickly quit the job 83 percent of the time. The results suggest voluntary unemployment in this context arises from preferences over non-wage job attributes.
Paper Citation Matthew Groh, David McKenzie, Nour Shammout and Tara Vishwanath (2015) "Testing the importance of search frictions and matching through a randomized experiment in Jordan", IZA Journal of Labor Economics, 4:7
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