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dc.contributor.authorWagner, Thomasen_US
dc.contributor.authorJahn, Elke J.en_US
dc.description.abstractEconomic research suggests that the amount and duration of unemployment benefits can increase equilibrium rate of unemployment, but the literature has overlooked the effects of other restrictions on benefits, namely the length of the qualifying period and the base period. We develop a Mortensen-Pissarides type matching model in which we integrate the following policy parameters: the base period, the qualifying period, unemployment benefits and a finite benefit duration. A worker is only entitled to unemployment benefits if he has completed the statutory qualifying period within the base period. We show that there is a trade-off between the eligibility parameters and the benefit parameters. A country that combines a high level of unemployment benefits with a long benefit duration can neutralize the effect on the unemployment rate with a long qualifying period and/or a short base period.en_US
dc.publisherVerein für Socialpolitik Frankfurt a. M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBeiträge zur Jahrestagung des Vereins für Socialpolitik 2010: Ökonomie der Familie - Session: Determinants of Unemployment D6-V2en_US
dc.subject.keywordMatching modelen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordeligibility criteriaen_US
dc.subject.keywordbenefit parametersen_US
dc.subject.keywordlabor market policyen_US
dc.titleDo Eligibility Criteria Influence Unemployment?en_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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