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Allocation chômage : entre efficacité et égalité


  • Audrey Desbonnet


This paper reconsiders the trade off between efficiency and equality of unemployment insurance in a job search model with precautionary savings. We show that a decreasing profile of unemployment benefits is able to reduce this trade off. It requires that unemployed agents receive generous unemployment benefits during a short period. In this case, the declining profile increases the search effort of unemployed agents without decreasing the welfare of the unemployed in the most disadvantageous position.

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  • Audrey Desbonnet, 2008. "Allocation chômage : entre efficacité et égalité," Annals of Economics and Statistics, GENES, issue 90, pages 181-214.
  • Handle: RePEc:adr:anecst:y:2008:i:90:p:181-214

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    1. Wang, Cheng & Williamson, Stephen D., 2002. "Moral hazard, optimal unemployment insurance, and experience rating," Journal of Monetary Economics, Elsevier, vol. 49(7), pages 1337-1371, October.
    2. Bruno Coquet, 2017. "Les allocations chômage devraient-elles être dégressives ?," Sciences Po publications info:hdl:2441/2vagho9cns9, Sciences Po.

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