The differential impact of unemployment insurance on unemployment duration by income level

Hughes, James J. and Peoples, James and Perlman, Richard (1996) The differential impact of unemployment insurance on unemployment duration by income level. International Journal of Manpower, 17 (2). 18-&. ISSN 0143-7720. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

While there is a vast literature on the effect of unemployment insurance on unemployment duration, in almost all of these studies the replacement ratio is the key explanatory variable. Does not contest the almost universal findings that the higher the ratio of unemployment income to that of previous earnings, the longer is unemployment duration, but finds that when pre-unemployment income itself is considered, duration is positively related to that income. Supports the positive view of the merits of unemployment insurance. While past studies emphasize the leisure aspect, unemployment insurance incorporates the ability to improve search through the use of unemployment insurance funds. This use of funds is particularly applicable to high income recipients.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School
Depositing User: R.F. Xu
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2009 15:57
Last Modified: 23 May 2014 10:21
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/19250 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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