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Interstate Differences in Insured Unemployment: Some Recent Evidence

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  • Peter Matthews
  • Ivan T. Kandilov
  • Bradford Maxwell

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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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  • Peter Matthews & Ivan T. Kandilov & Bradford Maxwell, 2002. "Interstate Differences in Insured Unemployment: Some Recent Evidence," Middlebury College Working Paper Series 0216, Middlebury College, Department of Economics.
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    insured unemployment; work norms; replacement rates; unionization;
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    • J65 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings

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