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Partial unemployment insurance benefits and the transition rate to regular work

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  • Kyyrä, Tomi

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In Finland, unemployed workers who are looking for a full-time job but take up a part-time or very short full-time job may qualify for partial unemployment benefits. In exchange for partial benefits, these applicants must continue their search of regular full-time work. This study analyzes the implications of working on partial benefits for subsequent transitions to regular employment. The timing-of-events approach is applied to distinguish between causal and selectivity effects associated with the receipt of partial benefits. The results suggest that partial unemployment associated with short full-time jobs facilitates transitions to regular employment. Also part-time working on partial benefits may help men (but not women) in finding a regular job afterwards.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal European Economic Review.

Volume (Year): 54 (2010)
Issue (Month): 7 (October)
Pages: 911-930

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Handle: RePEc:eee:eecrev:v:54:y:2010:i:7:p:911-930

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Keywords: Partial unemployment benefits Temporary work Treatment effect Duration analysis;

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  1. Petri Böckerman & Mika Maliranta, 2013. "Outsourcing, Occupational Restructuring, and Employee Well-Being: Is There a Silver Lining?," Industrial Relations: A Journal of Economy and Society, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 52(4), pages 878-914, October.
  2. Kyyrä, Tomi & Parrotta, Pierpaolo & Rosholm, Michael, 2009. "The Effect of Receiving Supplementary UI Benefits on Unemployment Duration," Working Papers 09-1, University of Aarhus, Aarhus School of Business, Department of Economics.
  3. Ek, Susanne & Holmlund, Bertil, 2011. "Part-Time Unemployment and Optimal Unemployment Insurance," Working Paper Series, Center for Labor Studies 2011:2, Uppsala University, Department of Economics.

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