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dc.contributor.authorLalive, Rafaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorvan Ours, Jan C.en_US
dc.contributor.authorZweimüller, Josefen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:15:46Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:15:46Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20660-
dc.description.abstractThis paper studies how changes in the two key parameters of unemployment insurance – the benefit replacement rate (RR) and the potential duration of benefits (PBD) – affect the duration of unemployment. In 1989, the Austrian government made unemployment insurance more generous by changing, simultaneously, the maximum duration of regular unemployment benefits and the earnings replacement ratio. We find that increasing the replacement ratio has much weaker disincentive effects than increasing the maximum duration of benefits. We use these results to split up the total costs to unemployment insurance funds into costs due to changes in the unemployment insurance system and costs due to behavioral responses of unemployed workers. Results indicate that costs due to behavioral responses are substantial.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA Discussion paper series 1363en_US
dc.subject.jelC41en_US
dc.subject.jelJ65en_US
dc.subject.jelJ64en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordmaximum benefit durationen_US
dc.subject.keywordreplacement rateen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment durationen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolicy changeen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwDaueren_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwÖsterreichen_US
dc.titleHow Changes in Financial Incentives Affect the Duration of Unemploymenten_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn475564413en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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