Unemployment Insurance Generosity: A Trans-Atlantic Comparison
AbstractThe goal of this paper 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 InfoPaper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 3869.
Length: 14 pages
Date of creation: Dec 2008
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Publication status: published in: Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, 2009, 95-96, 15-23
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- Stéphane PALLAGE & Lyle SCRUGGS & Christian ZIMMERMANN, 2009. "Unemployment Insurance Generosity: A Transatlantic Comparison," Annales d'Economie et de Statistique, ENSAE, issue 95-96, pages 15-23.
- Stephane Pallage & Lyle Scruggs & Christian Zimmermann, 2008. "Unemployment Insurance Generosity: A Trans-Atlantic Comparison," Working papers 2008-43, University of Connecticut, Department of Economics.
- E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution
- J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2009-01-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-DGE-2009-01-03 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
- NEP-EEC-2009-01-03 (European Economics)
- NEP-IAS-2009-01-03 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2009-01-03 (Labour Economics)
- NEP-MAC-2009-01-03 (Macroeconomics)
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