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Unemployment benefit system and unemployment duration in Finland

  • Reija Lilja

    (Helsinki School of Economics)

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    In this paper a competing risks model for the probability of exiting from the labourforce or becoming employed under three different benefit schemes are estimated using data from the Finnish Labour Force Surveys. According to our results employment probability is three times higher for a non-claimant and about twice as high for an earnings-related unemployment insurance receiver than for a similar person on means-tested unemployment assistance. These figures suggest that the unemployment benefit system does not improve the benefit claimants' performance compared to that of the non-claimants in Finland.

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    Article provided by Finnish Economic Association in its journal Finnish Economic Papers.

    Volume (Year): 6 (1993)
    Issue (Month): 1 (Spring)
    Pages: 25-37

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    Handle: RePEc:fep:journl:v:6:y:1993:i:1:p:25-37
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