How do different entitlements to unemployment benefits affect the transitions from unemployment into employment?

John T. Addison, Pedro Portugal

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Abstract

In Portugal duration of benefits is exclusively age determined while replacement rates are essentially uniform. We exploit differences in potential maximum duration of benefits for nearly matched pairs of individuals to determine the effects of benefit duration on job finding.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)206-209
Number of pages4
JournalEconomics Letters
Volume101
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

Keywords

  • Disincentive effects
  • Maximum potential benefit duration
  • Regression discontinuity
  • Unemployment-employment transitions

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