When helping hurts: randomized experiment shows free legal aide delays unemployment benefits

Michael Giberson Learning from randomized controlled experiments: apparently free legal representation provided by the Harvard Legal Aide Bureau tended to delay (by about two weeks on average) receipt of unemployment benefits among a group of claimants appealing an initial disallowance of their unemployment claims. ┬áRepresentation had no effect on the likelihood of a claimant succeeding … More When helping hurts: randomized experiment shows free legal aide delays unemployment benefits