EconPapers    
Economics at your fingertips  
 

Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Spells

Bruce Meyer

Econometrica, 1990, vol. 58, issue 4, 757-82

Abstract: This paper tests the effects of the level and length of unemployment insurance benefits on unemployment durations. The paper particularly studies individual behavior during the weeks just prior to when benefits lapse. Higher unemployment insurance benefits are found to have a strong negative effect on the probability of leaving unemployment. However, the probability of leaving unemployment rises dramatically just prior to when benefits lapse. Individual data are used with accurate information of spell durations, and the level and length of benefits. The semiparametric estimation techniques used in the paper yield more plausible estimates than conventional approaches and provide useful diagnostics. Copyright 1990 by The Econometric Society.

Date: 1990
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (813) Track citations by RSS feed

Downloads: (external link)
http://links.jstor.org/sici?sici=0012-9682%2819900 ... O%3B2-0&origin=repec full text (application/pdf)
Access to full text is restricted to JSTOR subscribers. See http://www.jstor.org for details.

Related works:
Working Paper: Unemployment Insurance And Unemployment Spells (1988) Downloads
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.

Export reference: BibTeX RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan) HTML/Text

Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:58:y:1990:i:4:p:757-82

Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
https://www.economet ... ordering-back-issues

Access Statistics for this article

Econometrica is currently edited by Daron Acemoglu

More articles in Econometrica from Econometric Society Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Wiley-Blackwell Digital Licensing ().

 
Page updated 2019-07-22
Handle: RePEc:ecm:emetrp:v:58:y:1990:i:4:p:757-82