Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/73710
Authors: 
Arent, Stefan
Nagl, Wolfgang
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
Ifo Working Paper 101
Abstract: 
In this paper, we contribute to the literature on the impact of the unemployment benefit on (reservation) wages. We use the German BA-Employment Panel (2008) to identify the effect of a reduced unemployment benefit due to the labor market reform of 2005 in Germany. Using this unique experiment, we find strong evidence that a lower unemployment benefit has an adverse effect on wages.
Subjects: 
Unemployment benefit
reservation wages
wages
JEL: 
J64
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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