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Title:Shortening the potential duration of unemployment benefits does not affect the quality of post-unemployment jobs: evidence from a natural experiment PDF Logo
Authors:van Ours, Jan C.
Vodopivec, Milan
Issue Date:2006
Series/Report no.:IZA Discussion Papers 2171
Abstract:This paper investigates how the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the quality of post-unemployment jobs. It takes advantage of a natural experiment introduced by a change in Slovenia's unemployment insurance law that substantially reduced the potential benefit duration. Although this reduction strongly increased job finding rates, the quality of the post-unemployment jobs remained unaffected: the paper finds that the law change had no effect on either the type of the contract (temporary vs. permanent), the duration of the post-unemployment jobs, or the wage earned in this job.
Subjects:unemployment insurance
potential benefit duration
job separation rates
post-unemployment wages
JEL:C41
H55
J64
J65
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:IZA Discussion Papers, Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit (IZA)

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