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Interstate Differences in Insured Unemployment: Some Recent Evidence

  • Peter Matthews


  • Ivan T. Kandilov
  • Bradford Maxwell

Recent panel data is used to reconsider the determinants of interstate differences in the ratio of insured to total unemployment. We conclude that previous research on the influence of replacement rates, duration of jobless spells and female labor force participation is robust, but find that political affiliations and attitudes could be more important, and unionization rates less important, than once believed.

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Paper provided by Middlebury College, Department of Economics in its series Middlebury College Working Paper Series with number 0216.

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Length: 11 pages
Date of creation: Jun 2002
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Handle: RePEc:mdl:mdlpap:0216
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  1. Robert Tannenwald & Christopher J. O'Leary & Wei-Jang Huang, . "New Ways of Evaluating State Unemployment Insurance," Upjohn Working Papers and Journal Articles rtcjo1999, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
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  3. Gary Burtless, 1983. "Why Is Insured Unemployment So Low?," Brookings Papers on Economic Activity, Economic Studies Program, The Brookings Institution, vol. 14(1), pages 225-254.
  4. Rebecca M. Blank & David Card, 1989. "Recent Trends in Insured and Uninsured Unemployment: Is There an Explanation?," NBER Working Papers 2871, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc.
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