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You can't always get what you want: The impact of the UK Jobseeker's Allowance

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  • Manning, Alan

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In 1996 the UK made major changes to its welfare system for the support of the unemployed with the introduction of the Jobseeker's Allowance. This tightened the work search requirements needed for eligibility for benefit. It resulted in large flows out of claimant status, but, this paper concludes, not primarily into employment. The movement out of claimant status was largest for those with low levels of search activity. But, this paper finds no evidence of increased job search activity as a result of this change.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Labour Economics.

Volume (Year): 16 (2009)
Issue (Month): 3 (June)
Pages: 239-250

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Handle: RePEc:eee:labeco:v:16:y:2009:i:3:p:239-250

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Keywords: Unemployment insurance Job search Labour supply;

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Cited by:
  1. Petrongolo, Barbara, 2008. "The Long-Term Effects of Job Search Requirements: Evidence from the UK JSA Reform," IZA Discussion Papers 3856, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Micklewright, John & Nagy, Gyula, 2010. "The effect of monitoring unemployment insurance recipients on unemployment duration: Evidence from a field experiment," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 17(1), pages 180-187, January.
  3. van den Berg, Gerard J. & van der Klaauw, Bas, 2013. "Structural Empirical Evaluation of Job Search Monitoring," IZA Discussion Papers 7740, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  4. Cockx, Bart & Ghirelli, Corinna & Van der Linden, Bruno, 2014. "Is it socially efficient to impose job search requirements on unemployed benefit claimants with hyperbolic preferences?," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 113(C), pages 80-95.
  5. Cockx, Bart & Ghirelli, Corinna & Van der Linden, Bruno, 2013. "Monitoring Job Search Effort with Hyperbolic Time Preferences and Non-Compliance: A Welfare Analysis," IZA Discussion Papers 7266, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  6. Andriy Zapechelnyuk & Ro'i Zultan, 2013. "Job Search Costs And Incentives," Working Papers 1307, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics.
  7. Yin King Fok & Duncan McVicar, 2012. "Did the 2007 Welfare Reforms for Low Income Parents in Australia Increase Welfare Exits?," Melbourne Institute Working Paper Series wp2012n01, Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, The University of Melbourne.
  8. Cockx, Bart & Dejemeppe, Muriel, 2012. "Monitoring job search effort: An evaluation based on a regression discontinuity design," Labour Economics, Elsevier, vol. 19(5), pages 729-737.
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