Shortening the Potential Duration of Unemployment Benefits Does Not Affect the Quality of Post-Unemployment Jobs: Evidence from a Natural Experiment
Jan van Ours () and
Milan Vodopivec ()
No 2171, IZA Discussion Papers from Institute of Labor Economics (IZA)
This paper investigates how the potential duration of unemployment benefits affects the quality of post-unemployment jobs. It takes advantage of a natural experiment introduced by a change in Slovenia’s unemployment insurance law that substantially reduced the potential benefit duration. Although this reduction strongly increased job finding rates, the quality of the post-unemployment jobs remained unaffected: the paper finds that the law change had no effect on either the type of the contract (temporary vs. permanent), the duration of the post-unemployment jobs, or the wage earned in this job.
Keywords: post-unemployment wages; unemployment insurance; job separation rates; potential benefit duration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C41 H55 J64 J65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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