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Unemployment insurance, unemployment durations and re-employment wages

Brian McCall () and Wei Chi ()

Economics Letters, 2008, vol. 99, issue 1, 115-118

Abstract: We develop an empirical model to estimate the impact of UI on unemployment duration and re-employment wages. The model estimates the UI receipt, unemployment duration and re-employment wage equations simultaneously, incorporates unobserved heterogeneity variables in each equation and allows them to be correlated. The NLSY79 data is used to estimate the model. Some results are found in support of the positive effect of UI on re-employment wages.

Date: 2008
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