Publication: Duration of Unemployment Benefits and Quality of Post-Unemployment Jobs: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
van Ours, Jan C.
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.
“van Ours, Jan C.; Vodopivec, Milan. 2006. Duration of Unemployment Benefits and Quality of Post-Unemployment Jobs: Evidence from a Natural Experiment. Policy Research Working Paper; No. 4031. © World Bank, Washington, DC. http://openknowledge.worldbank.org/entities/publication/b9eee305-4720-564a-b88e-bf9f34dae46b License: CC BY 3.0 IGO.”
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