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Bounds Analysis of Competing Risks: A Nonparametric Evaluation of the Effect of Unemployment Benefits on Imigration in Germany

Ralf Wilke, Simon Lo () and Melanie Arntz ()

No 07-049, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research

Abstract: In this paper we derive nonparametric bounds for the cumulative incidence curve within a competing risks model with partly identified interval data. As an advantage over earlier attempts our approach also gives valid results in case of dependent competing risks. We apply our framework to empirically evaluate the effect of unemployment benefits on observed migration of unemployed workers in Germany. Our findings weakly indicate that reducing the entitlement length for unemployment benefits increases migration among high-skilled individuals.

Keywords: cumulative incidence curve; partially missing data; bounds analysis; difference-in-differences (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C14 J61 C41 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ecm, nep-lab and nep-mig
Date: 2007
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