Unemployment Insurance Generosity: A Transatlantic Comparison
AbstractThe goal of this article is to establish if unemployment insurance policies are more generous in Europe than in the United States, and by how much. We take the examples of France and one particular American state, Ohio, and use the methodology of Pallage, Scruggs and Zimmermann (2008) to find a unique parameter value for each region that fully characterizes the generosity of the system. These two values can then be used in structural models that compare the regions, for example to explain the differences in unemployment rates
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by ENSAE in its journal Annals of Economics and Statistics.
Volume (Year): (2009)
Issue (Month): 95-96 ()
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- Pallage, Stéphane & Scruggs, Lyle & Zimmermann, Christian, 2008. "Unemployment Insurance Generosity: A Trans-Atlantic Comparison," IZA Discussion Papers 3869, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
- Stephane Pallage & Lyle Scruggs & Christian Zimmermann, 2008. "Unemployment Insurance Generosity: A Trans-Atlantic Comparison," Working papers 2008-43, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
- J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Macroeconomics: Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
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