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Unemployment Insurance Benefit Levels and Consumption Changes

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  • Martin Browning
  • Thomas Crossley

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We use a Canadian survey of the unemployment to examine how household expenditures after a job loss respond to the level of income replacement provided by UI.

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  • Martin Browning & Thomas Crossley, 1999. "Unemployment Insurance Benefit Levels and Consumption Changes," CEPR Discussion Papers 405, Centre for Economic Policy Research, Research School of Economics, Australian National University.
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    Keywords

    UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE ; LIVING STANDARDS ; CONSUMPTION; Liquidity constraints;
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    JEL classification:

    • D91 - Microeconomics - - Micro-Based Behavioral Economics - - - Role and Effects of Psychological, Emotional, Social, and Cognitive Factors on Decision Making
    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings

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