Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/80637
Authors: 
Hullegie, Patrick
van Ours, Jan C.
Year of Publication: 
2013
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7400
Abstract: 
Unemployment insurance recipients in the Netherlands were for a long time exempted from the requirement to actively search for a job when they reached the age of 57.5. We study how this exemption affected the job finding rates of the recipients involved. We find evidence that the job finding rate of unemployed workers who were getting close to the age of 57.5 is reduced in anticipation of the removal of the search requirement. In addition we find a large negative effect on job finding rates of the actual removal of the search requirement. Apparently, even for persons with seemingly poor job prospects search requirements have a positive effect on finding rates.
Subjects: 
eligibility criteria
unemployment benefits
job finding
older workers
JEL: 
C41
H55
J64
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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