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Effects of Changes in the Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Requirements on Job Duration - Swedish Evidence
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, The Swedish Institute for Social Research (SOFI).
2009 (English)In: Labour, ISSN 1121-7081, Vol. 23, no 2, 237-256 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper investigates the impact of the unemployment insurance (UI) entrance requirement on employment duration among earlier unemployed in Sweden. I exploit changes in the rules taking place in 1994 and 1997 to study behavioural adjustments in the timing of job separation in 1992, 1996, and 1998, respectively. Performing across-year analyses with years involving different working requirements, I find some evidence of clustering of job exits at the time of UI qualification. By using predicted hazard rates for each week, I calculate an approximate 2.3-week extension in average employment duration between 1996 and 1998, due to the 5-week prolonging of the entrance requirement.

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Blackwell Publishing Ltd. , 2009. Vol. 23, no 2, 237-256 p.
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-27919DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9914.2009.00455.xOAI: diva2:220511
Available from: 2009-06-01 Created: 2009-06-01 Last updated: 2009-06-01Bibliographically approved

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