Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/35625
Authors: 
Pallage, Stéphane
Scruggs, Lyle
Zimmermann, Christian
Year of Publication: 
2008
Series/Report no.: 
IZA discussion papers 3869
Abstract: 
The goal of this paper is to establish if unemployment insurance policies are more generous in Europe than in the United States, and by how much. We take the examples of France and one particular American state, Ohio, and use the methodology of Pallage, Scruggs and Zimmermann (2008) to find a unique parameter value for each region that fully characterizes the generosity of the system. These two values can then be used in structural models that compare the regions, for example to explain the differences in unemployment rates.
Subjects: 
Unemployment insurance
labor market policy evaluation
JEL: 
E24
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Document Type: 
Working Paper

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