Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/36100
Authors: 
van Ours, Jan C.
Tuit, Sander
Year of Publication: 
2010
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 4691
Abstract: 
We study how changes in the maximum benefit duration affect the inflow into unemployment in the Netherlands. Until August 2003, workers who became unemployed after age 57.5 were entitled to unemployment benefits until the age of 65, after which they would receive old age pensions. This characteristic made it attractive for workers to enter unemployment shortly after age 57.5 rather than shortly before. Indeed, we find a peak in the inflow into unemployment for workers after age 57.5. From August 2003 onwards the maximum benefit durations were reduced. We find that shortly after 2003 the peak in the inflow disappeared.
Subjects: 
Unemployment insurance
potential benefit duration
unemployment inflow
JEL: 
H55
J64
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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