Unemployment Insurance and Job Durations: Seasonal and Non-Seasonal Jobs
The authors use regional and individual variation in unemployment insurance (UI) parameters to estimate the impact of UI incentives on job durations. In doing so, they distinguish between seasonal and nonseasonal jobs. The authors find evidence of substantial tailoring of job durations to UI incentives in seasonal but not in nonseasonal jobs. Even for seasonal jobs, adjusting UI parameters has small impacts on average job duration except in high unemployment regions. Increasing the UI entrance requirement leads to some job lengthening but also to the creation of more very short jobs.
Volume (Year): 31 (1998)
Issue (Month): 2 (May)
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