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The Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Unemployment Duration

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  • Ben-Horim, Moshe
  • Zuckerman, Dror

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This paper shows that unemployment insurance benefits could decrease the expected duration of unemployment induced by search. An unemployed person who has to fin ance search from limited resources may use the benefits to intensify search effort and lower the expected duration of employment. Copyright 1987 by University of Chicago Press.

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  • Ben-Horim, Moshe & Zuckerman, Dror, 1987. "The Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Unemployment Duration," Journal of Labor Economics, University of Chicago Press, vol. 5(3), pages 386-390, July.
  • Handle: RePEc:ucp:jlabec:v:5:y:1987:i:3:p:386-90
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    1. Konstantinos Tatsiramos, 2009. "Geographic labour mobility and unemployment insurance in Europe," Journal of Population Economics, Springer;European Society for Population Economics, vol. 22(2), pages 267-283, April.
    2. Mesén Vargas, Juliana & Van der Linden, Bruno, 2017. "Is There Always a Trade-off between Insurance and Incentives? The Case of Unemployment with Subsistence Constraints," IZA Discussion Papers 11034, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    3. Aino Salomäki & Teresa Munzi, 1999. "Net Replacement Rates of the Unemployed. Comparison of various approaches," European Economy - Economic Papers 2008 - 2015 133, Directorate General Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), European Commission.
    4. Wilmer Javier Ríos Piñerez & Carlos Andrés Yanes Guerra, 2014. "Duration Models to Evaluate First Employment Law’s Impact in Colombia," DOCUMENTOS DE TRABAJO UCATOLICA 012417, UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE COLOMBIA.
    5. Chantal Cases, 1996. "Assurance-chômage et offre de travail," Économie et Statistique, Programme National Persée, vol. 291(1), pages 139-150.
    6. Alan Manning, 2005. "You Can't Always Get What You Want: the Impact of the Jobseeker's Allowance," CEP Discussion Papers dp0697, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
    7. Chantal Cases, 1994. "Durées de chômage et comportements d'offre de travail : une revue de la littérature," Économie et Prévision, Programme National Persée, vol. 113(2), pages 155-170.

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