Title

Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Behavior

Award Year

2012

Grant Type

Early Career Research Award

Description

Individuals' expectations about future entitlement to employment history-contingent transfer payments have the potential to impact on labor supply behavior. Drawing on this observation, the objective of this empirical project is to extend our understanding of how employment history-contingent unemployment insurance benefits shape labor supply behavior. To achieve this objective I propose to estimate a model in which forward-looking individuals make labor supply choices taking into account how current labor supply behavior will affect entitlement to unemployment insurance benefits in the future. The results of this analysis will give us a more complete understanding of the labor supply effects of unemployment insurance, and will provide a useful input to policy discussions concerning possible reforms to the design of unemployment insurance benefits.

Grant Product

Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-Cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings
Kalamazoo, MI: Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 2015

Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-Cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings, with Peter Haan
DIW Berlin Discussion Paper No. 1468 (March 25, 2015)

Optimal Social Assistance and Unemployment Insurance in a Life-Cycle Model of Family Labor Supply and Savings, with Peter Haan
IZA Discussion Paper No. 8980 (April 27, 2015)

Optimal social assistance and unemployment insurance in a life-cycle model of family labor supply and savings
Free University Berlin, School of Business & Economics: Economics discussion paper No. 2015/17 (2015)

Share

COinS