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Table 8 Overview of previous studies using the IZA ED survey

From: The IZA evaluation dataset survey: a scientific use file

Nr. Study Field/Research question Major finding
1 van den Berg et al. (2009) Ex ante effects of ALMP participation Prospect of participating in ALMP programs reduces ex ante reservation wages and increases search effort
2 van den Berg et al. (2011) Ex ante effects of ALMP participation: Effect heterogeneity with respect to country of origin of migrants Effects differ considerably by migrant group, probably due to cultural differences
3 Caliendo et al. (2011b) Role of social networks for job search choices of unemployed job seekers Individuals with larger networks shift towards more intense use of informal networks and have higher reservation wages
4 Caliendo, Uhlendorff (2011) Impact of personality and subjective expectations on job search behavior of unemployed individuals Heterogeneous impacts on job search behavior and transition probabilities to employment
5 Caliendo, Lee (2013) Impact of obesity on job search behavior and job finding probabilities Significant impact only for obese women: Lower employment probability and lower wages
6 Krause (2013) Impact of happiness on job search, job finding probabilities and re-entry wages Inverse u-shaped relationship between happiness of job seekers and re-employment probability and wages. Happier job seekers exert less search effort.
7 Constant et al. (2011a) Investigates to what extent the native-migrant gap in economic outcomes can be explained by differences in ethnic identity of migrants and its impact on job search behavior and transition to employment Less integrated migrants slowly reintegrate into employment, most likely attributable to lower search effort and relatively high reservation wages within this group.
8 Constant et al. (2010) Analysis of reservation wages of first and second generation migrants Second generation migrants have higher reservation wages than first generation migrants as they tend to refer to the wage level within the host county, instead of the country of origin
9 Constant et al. (2011b) Comparison of second generation migrants and natives with respect to the economic impact of attitudes and risk preferences Differences in attitudes and risk preferences explain lower employment probabilities among second generation migrants