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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unemployment insurance; labor market policy; measurement; France;
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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.
- 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).
- 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
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2008-12-07 (All new papers)
- NEP-DGE-2008-12-07 (Dynamic General Equilibrium)
- NEP-IAS-2008-12-07 (Insurance Economics)
- NEP-LAB-2008-12-07 (Labour Economics)
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