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IFAU - Institute for Evaluation of Labour Market and Education Policy
Effects of changes in the unemployment insurance eligibility requirements on job duration - Swedish evidence
Abstract: This paper investigates the impact of the unemployment
insurance (UI) entrance requirement on employment duration in Sweden. I
study employment spells in 1992, 1996, and 1998 to find behavioural
adjustments in the timing of job separation. The results suggest that some
adjustments have occured. Comparisons between years with different UI
requirements support the conclusion. By using predicted hazard rates for
each week, I calculate an approximate 3-week extension in the average
duration of employment spells between 1996 and 1998.
Keywords: Employment duration; Unemployment insurance; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J22; J65; J68; (follow links to similar papers)
39 pages, April 17, 2000
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