Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/108421
Authors: 
Micklewright, John
Nagy, Gyula
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Budapest Working Papers on the Labour Market BWP - 2005/9
Abstract: 
The impact of the administration of unemployment benefits on time spent unemployed is a neglected issue in discussion of incentive effects in Central and Eastern Europe. We use Labour Force Survey data, ad-ministrative registers and inspection of benefit office practices to show that there is good reason to investigate this issue in Hungary. We then report on results from a field experiment of the impact of tightening the administration of benefits in which benefit claimants were randomly as-signed to treatment and control groups. Treatment has quite a large ef-fect on durations on benefit of women aged 30 and over while we find no effect for younger women or for men.
Subjects: 
experiment
job search
unemployment insurance
Hungary
JEL: 
J64
J65
P23
ISBN: 
963958858X
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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