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dc.contributor.authorDiTella, Rafaelen_US
dc.contributor.authorMacCulloch, Roberten_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-01T09:46:16Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-01T09:46:16Z-
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/39454-
dc.description.abstractWhile much empirical research has been done on the labour market consequencesof unemployment benefits, there is remarkably little evidence on the forcesdetermining benefits. The paper presents a simple model where workers desireinsurance against the possibility of unemployment and unemployment benefitsincrease the unemployment rate. We then conduct, what we believe, is one of thefirst empirical analyses of the determinants of the parameters of the unemploymentbenefit system. Using OECD data for 1971-1989, controlling for year and countryfixed effects, and controlling for the political colour of the government, we findevidence suggesting that benefits fall when the unemployment rate is high. This isconsistent with the tax-effect described in Wright (1986) and Atkinson (1990).There is weaker evidence that benefits increase with positive changes in theunemployment rate, which may be proxying for the inflow rate and could be calledan insurance effect.-
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher|aZEI |cBonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries|aZEI working paper |xB 04-2001en_US
dc.subject.jelH53-
dc.subject.jelJ65-
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordendogenous unemployment benefits-
dc.subject.keywordunemployment-
dc.subject.keywordpolitics-
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosenversicherungen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitslosigkeiten_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsmarktpolitiken_US
dc.subject.stwZeitpräferenzen_US
dc.subject.stwTheorieen_US
dc.subject.stwOECD-Staatenen_US
dc.titleThe determination of unemployment benefitsen_US
dc.type|aWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn824408217en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zeiwps:B042001-

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