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Duration of unemployment benefits and quality of post-unemployment jobs : evidence from a natural experiment
Author:van Ours, Jan C.; Vodopivec, Milan; Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 4031
Country:Slovenia; Date Stored:2006/10/11
Document Date:2006/10/01Document Type:Policy Research Working Paper
SubTopics:Economic Theory & Research; Social Risk Management; Labor Markets; Youth and Governance; Social Protections & AssistanceLanguage:English
Region:Europe and Central AsiaReport Number:WPS4031
Volume No:1 of 1  

Summary: This paper investigates how the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the quality of post-unemployment jobs. It takes advantage of a natural experiment introduced by a change in Slovenia's unemployment insurance law that substantially reduced the potential benefit duration. Although this reduction strongly increased job finding rates, the quality of the post-unemployment jobs remained unaffected. The paper finds that the law change had no effect on the type of contract (temporary versus permanent), the duration of the post-unemployment job, or the wage earned in the job.

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