Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/93290
Authors: 
Godøy, Anna
Røed, Knut
Year of Publication: 
2014
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Paper 7913
Abstract: 
Should unemployment insurance (UI) systems provide coverage for underemployed job seekers? Based on a statistical analysis of Norwegian unemployment spells, we conclude that the answer to this question is yes. Allowing insured job seekers to retain partial UI benefits during periods of insufficient part-time work not only reduces UI expenditures during the part-time work period; it also unambiguously reduces the time until a regular self-supporting job is found. Probable explanations are that even small temporary part-time jobs provide access to useful vacancy-information and that such jobs are used by employers as a screening device when hiring from the unemployment pool.
Subjects: 
unemployment insurance
part-time work
duration analysis
JEL: 
C41
J65
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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