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dc.contributor.authorSchmitz, Hendriken_US
dc.contributor.authorSteiner, Viktoren_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:46:57Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:46:57Z-
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/18410-
dc.description.abstractWe analyse benefit-entitlement effects and the likely impact of the recent reform of the unemployment compensation system on the duration of unemployment in Germany on the basis of a flexible discrete-time hazard rate model estimated on pre-reform data from the German Socioeconomic Panel (SOEP). We find (i) relatively strong benefit-entitlement effects for the unemployed who are eligible to means-tested unemployment assistance after the exhaustion of unemployment benefit, but not for those without such entitlement; (ii) non-monotonic benefit-entitlement effects on hazard rates with pronounce spikes around the month of benefit-exhaustion, and (iii) relatively small marginal effects of the amount of unemployment compensation on the duration of unemployment. Our simulation results show that the recent labour market reform is unlikely to have a major impact on the average duration of unemployment in the population as a whole, but will significantly reduce the level of long-term unemployment among older workers.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherDeutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung (DIW) Berlinen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDIW-Diskussionspapiere 678en_US
dc.subject.jelH31en_US
dc.subject.jelJ65en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment durationen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordbenefit-entitlement effectsen_US
dc.subject.keywordGerman labour market reformsen_US
dc.subject.keywordex-ante evaluationen_US
dc.subject.keywordhazard rate modelen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.subject.stwLangzeitarbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.titleBenefit-Entitlement Effects and the Duration of Unemployment An Ex-ante Evaluation of Recent Labour Market Reforms in Germanyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn527052035en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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