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Análisis del uso de beneficios en el Seguro de Cesantía Chileno

  • Isabel Poblete


    (Studies Division, Chilean Pension Supervisor)

Este documento intenta caracterizar el comportamiento de uso de los beneficios del Seguro de Cesantía Chileno. A partir de datos administrativos de este programa se observa que sólo el 35% de los individuos que, siendo elegibles para beneficios y con una pausa de al menos un mes sin cotizar, solicita alguno de los beneficios que el Seguro contempla. Las explicaciones detrás de este fenómeno se agrupan usualmente en cuatro categorías: costos pecuniarios, costos de información, costos de transacción o administrativos y costos sociales o sicológicos. Los resultados sugieren que parte importante del bajo uso de los beneficios parece surgir de decisiones racionales de agentes bien informados. No obstante, las variables que buscan medir la información disponible para el afiliado muestran una correlación positiva y significativa con el comportamiento de uso del programa. Los resultados relacionados con variables asociadas a costos de transacción arrojan resultados contradictorios, por lo que es posible que estén capturando el efecto sobre aspectos no observados de las comunas de residencia (como el acceso a oportunidades laborales). 1 Este.

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Date of creation: Oct 2011
Date of revision: Oct 2011
Handle: RePEc:sdp:sdpwps:51
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