Duration of unemployment benefits and quality of post-unemployment jobs : evidence from a natural experiment
AbstractThis paper investigates how the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the quality of post-unemployment jobs. It takes advantage of a natural experiment introduced by a change in Slovenia's unemployment insurance law that substantially reduced the potential benefit duration. Although this reduction strongly increased job finding rates, the quality of the post-unemployment jobs remained unaffected. The paper finds that the law change had no effect on the type of contract (temporary versus permanent), the duration of the post-unemployment job, or the wage earned in the job.
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Date of creation: 01 Oct 2006
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Labor Markets; Youth and Governance; Economic Theory&Research; Social Protections&Assistance; Social Risk Management;
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