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dc.contributor.authorAbraham, Katharine G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHouseman, Susan N.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-16en_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-26T12:56:24Z-
dc.date.available2012-09-26T12:56:24Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/64398-
dc.description.abstractDuring the recent recession, workers were eligible for UI benefits only if they were laid off in most states. At the start of the recent recession only 17 states offered short-time compensation (STC) - pro-rated unemployment benefits for workers whose hours are temporarily reduced for economic reasons. The severity of the recession, however, has sparked interest in STC as a tool for mitigating unemployment during downturns. New federal legislation enacted in 2012 will encourage more states to adopt STC programs and will promote greater use of work sharing among all states. In this paper we review arguments concerning the desirability of expanding STC programs in the United States and present new evidence on the use of these programs during the recent recession. Our evidence indicates that jobs saved as a consequence of STC could have been significant in sectors like manufacturing that made extensive use of the program. We conclude, however, that, with the possible exception of Rhode Island, the overall scale of the STC program operating in the 17 states was too small to have substantially mitigated the aggregate job losses these states experienced in the recent recession. Expansion of the program within STC states as well as to states without the program is necessary for STC to be an effective countercyclical tool in the future.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherW.E. Upjohn Inst. for Employment Research Kalamazoo, Mich.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUpjohn Institute Working Paper 12-181en_US
dc.subject.jelJ65en_US
dc.subject.jelJ08en_US
dc.subject.jelJ20en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordshort-time compensationen_US
dc.subject.keywordwork sharingen_US
dc.subject.keywordunemployment insuranceen_US
dc.subject.keywordmanufacturingen_US
dc.titleShort-time compensation as a tool to mitigate job loss? Evidence on the US experience during the recent recessionen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn715803921en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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