Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/192886
Authors: 
Zweimüller, Josef
Year of Publication: 
2018
Series/Report no.: 
Working Paper 276
Abstract: 
The existing literature assumes that unemployment insurance (UI) affects the labor market through the job finding rate of eligible workers. I argue that this focus is too narrow. I show evidence for UI effects through three other margins: (i) search externalities; (ii) takeup of other welfare state programs; and (iii) job separations. This suggests that the analysis of optimal UI should take a more comprehensive view of how UI affects the labor market.
Subjects: 
Unemployment insurance
extended benefits
unemployment duration
unemployment inflow
layoffs
disability insurance
optimal benefits
JEL: 
J65
J63
J64
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Document Type: 
Working Paper
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