Qualifying for Unemployment Insurance: An Empirical Analysis
Little is known about the effect of unemployment insurance on employment durations. In this paper, the authors take advantage of a unique accidental experiment in the Canadian unemployment insurance system which created an exogenous increase in the entrance requirement (the number of weeks an individual must work to qualify for benefits) of up to four weeks in some regions. The authors identify the effects of this increase primarily by comparing the hazard rate out of employment for the experimental year, 1990, with that for the preceding year in regions where other parameters of the unemployment insurance system do not change. Copyright 1997 by Royal Economic Society.
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Volume (Year): 107 (1997)
Issue (Month): 440 (January)
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