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dc.contributor.authorPetrongolo, Barbaraen_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-02en_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-07T11:53:54Z-
dc.date.available2010-07-07T11:53:54Z-
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-20081202153en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/35609-
dc.description.abstractThis paper investigates long-term returns from unemployment compensation, exploiting variation from the UK JSA reform of 1996, which implied a major increase in job search requirements for eligibility and in the related administrative hurdle. Search theory predicts that such changes should raise the proportion of non-claimant nonemployed, with consequences on search effort and labor market attachment, and lower the reservation wage of the unemployed, with negative effects on post-unemployment wages. I test these ideas on longitudinal data from Social Security records (LLMDB). Using a difference in differences approach, I find that individuals who start an unemployment spell soon after JSA introduction, as opposed to six months earlier, are 2.5-3% more likely to move from unemployment into Incapacity Benefits spells, and 4-5% less likely to have positive earnings in the following year. This latter employment effect only vanishes four years after the initial unemployment shock. Also, annual earnings for the treated individuals are lower than for the non-treated. These results suggest that while tighter search requirements were successful in moving individuals off unemployment benefits, they were not successful in moving them onto long-lasting or better jobs, with fairly long lasting unintended consequences on a number of labor market outcomes.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIZA discussion papers 3856en_US
dc.subject.jelJ31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordUnemployment compensationen_US
dc.subject.keywordjob searchen_US
dc.subject.keywordpost-unemployment earningsen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwReformen_US
dc.subject.stwWirkungsanalyseen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsucheen_US
dc.subject.stwÖkonomischer Anreizen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufliche Integrationen_US
dc.subject.stwErwerbsverlaufen_US
dc.subject.stwEinkommenen_US
dc.subject.stwGroßbritannienen_US
dc.titleThe long-term effects of job search requirements: evidence from the UK JSA reformen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn586160752en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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