Effects of Changes in the Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Requirements on Job Duration - Swedish Evidence
AbstractThis paper investigates the impact of the unemployment insurance (UI) entrance re-quirement on employment duration among earlier unemployed in Sweden. I exploit changes in the rules taking place in 1994 and 1997 to study behavioural adjustments in the timing of job separation in 1992, 1996, and 1998 respectively. Performing across-year analyses with years involving different working requirements, I find evi-dence of clustering of job exits at the time of UI qualification. By using predicted hazard rates for each week, I calculate an approximate 2.9-week extension in average employment duration between 1996 and 1998, due to the 5-week prolonging of the entrance requirement.
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Length: 33 pages
Date of creation: 22 Feb 2007
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- J22 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Demand and Supply of Labor - - - Time Allocation and Labor Supply
- J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
- J68 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies - - - Public Policy
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- NEP-ALL-2007-03-10 (All new papers)
- NEP-IAS-2007-03-10 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2007-03-10 (Labour Economics)
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