Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/67940
Authors: 
Hillmann, Katja
Hohenleitner, Ingrid
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
HWWI Research Paper 129 [rev.]
Abstract: 
Similar to numerous other European countries, Germany's unemployment policy went through a paradigm shift towards activation policy by tightening their monitoring and sanction regime. In our study we examine the impact of benefit sanctions on the probability of getting employed or leaving the labor force. Using a mixed proportional hazard model, we draw causal inference of sanction enforcements on unemployment exit hazards. Based on a novel survey sample, covering the first three years after implementation of the Hartz IV law in 2005, we provide evidence for a positive impact of sanctions on employment entrance, but also on leaving the labor market.
Subjects: 
unemployment benefit sanctions
unemployment duration
employment
non-employment
mixed proportional hazard estimation
JEL: 
J48
J63
J64
J68
I38
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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