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Étudier le non-recours à l'assurance chômage

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  • Sylvie Blasco
  • François Fontaine

This paper provides a theoretical model for explaining the empirical evidence of unemployment insurance non take-up. Our framework is focused on four determinants of take-up: the monetary incentives, the imperfect information about the eligibility rules, the administrative difficulties to make a claim and the non-monetary incentives such as the effectiveness of the unemployment agency as a search method. Our model accounts for the dynamics of take-up and the endogenous link between job search and benefit claiming. We show that the existence of non take-up may affect the evaluation of unemployment insurance systems. Classification JEL : J64, J65, C41

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Article provided by Presses de Sciences-Po in its journal Revue économique.

Volume (Year): 61 (2010)
Issue (Month): 5 ()
Pages: 933-943

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Handle: RePEc:cai:recosp:reco_615_0933
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