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Interstate Differences in Insured Unemployment: Some Recent Evidence

Peter Matthews (), Ivan Kandilov and Bradford Maxwell

Middlebury College Working Paper Series from Middlebury College, Department of Economics

Abstract: Recent panel data is used to reconsider the determinants of interstate differences in the ratio of insured to total unemployment. We conclude that previous research on the influence of replacement rates, duration of jobless spells and female labor force participation is robust, but find that political affiliations and attitudes could be more important, and unionization rates less important, than once believed.

Keywords: insured unemployment; work norms; replacement rates; unionization (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: J65 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 11 pages
Date: 2002-06
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