Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/34017
Authors: 
van Ours, Jan C.
Vodopivec, Milan
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 2171
Abstract: 
This paper investigates how the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the quality of post-unemployment jobs. It takes advantage of a natural experiment introduced by a change in Slovenia's unemployment insurance law that substantially reduced the potential benefit duration. Although this reduction strongly increased job finding rates, the quality of the post-unemployment jobs remained unaffected: the paper finds that the law change had no effect on either the type of the contract (temporary vs. permanent), the duration of the post-unemployment jobs, or the wage earned in this job.
Subjects: 
unemployment insurance
potential benefit duration
job separation rates
post-unemployment wages
JEL: 
C41
H55
J64
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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