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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-52012

Lalive, Rafael; Zweimüller, Josef (2002). Benefit Entitlement and Unemployment Duration: The Role of Policy Endogeneity. Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics No. 112, University of Zurich.

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"The potential duration of benefits is generally viewed as an important determinant of unemployment duration. This paper evaluates a unique policy change that prolonged entitlement to regular unemployment benefits from 30 weeks to a maximum of 209 weeks for elderly individuals in certain regions of Austria. In the evaluation, we explicitly account for the fact that the program was an endogenous policy response to a crisis affecting individuals with severe labor market problems. The main results are: (i) REBP reduced the transition rate to jobs by 17 ; (ii) accounting for endogenous policy adoption is important and quantitatively significant."

Item Type:Working Paper
Communities & Collections:03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
Working Paper Series > Institute for Empirical Research in Economics (former)
DDC:330 Economics
Language:English
Date:April 2002
Deposited On:29 Nov 2011 22:26
Last Modified:09 Jul 2012 07:02
Series Name:Working paper series / Institute for Empirical Research in Economics
ISSN:1424-0459
Official URL:http://www.econ.uzh.ch/wp.html

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