Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/125266
Authors: 
Tatsiramos, Konstantinos
Year of Publication: 
2014
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA World of Labor [ISSN:] 2054-9571 [Year:] 2014 [Issue:] 44
Abstract: 
Unemployment insurance schemes face a well-known trade-off between providing income support to those out of work and reducing their incentive to look for work. This trade-off between benefits and incentives is central to the public debate about extending benefit periods during the recent economic crisis. Often overlooked in this debate is that such support can increase the quality of the work found by the unemployed. This quality rise, in terms of both wages and duration, can be achieved by increasing the time and resources available to an individual to obtain a better job.
Subjects: 
unemployment insurance
unemployment duration
wages
employment stability
JEL: 
J31
J63
J64
J65
J68
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Document Type: 
Article

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