Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33347
Authors: 
Blackaby, David H.
Latreille, Paul L.
Murphy, Philip D.
O'Leary, Nigel C.
Sloane, Peter J.
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1980
Abstract: 
This paper uses unique data for the economically inactive to calculate elasticity estimates of the reservation wage and exit probability with respect to state benefits and the arrival rate of job offers, and finds that the inactive react in similar ways to benefit increases as the unemployed.
Subjects: 
economic inactivity
reservation wages
JEL: 
J21
J22
J31
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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