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Policy Insights in Labor Markets

J-PAL’s Labor Markets sector focuses on helping people access quality work. Our policy insight below summarizes general lessons from randomized evaluations on reducing search barriers for jobseekers. 

Marianne Bertrand (University of Chicago Booth School of Business) and Bruno Crépon (ENSAE and École Polytechnique), Labor Markets Co-Chairs


Reducing search barriers for jobseekers

Last updated: April 2018
Programs focused on reducing job search barriers often improve jobseekers’ employment outcomes. These programs can help jobseekers identify where and how to look for jobs, encourage increased search effort, and help communicate qualifications to employers. Read More

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Bruno Crépon


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Lisa Corsetto

Lisa Corsetto

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