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Work incentives? Ex-post effects of unemployment insurance sanctions

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Hofmann, Barbara

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Corporate Editor Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung der Bundesagentur für Arbeit (IAB)
Abstract "Unemployment insurance (UI) sanctions in the form of benefit reductions are intended to set disincentives for UI recipients to stay unemployed. Empirical evidence about the effects of UI sanctions in Germany is sparse. Using administrative data we investigate the effects of sanctions on the reemployment probability in West Germany for individuals who entered UI receipt between April 2000 and March 2001. By applying a matching approach that takes timing of events into account, we identify the ex post effect of UI sanctions. As a robustness check a difference-in-differences matching estimator is applied. The results indicate positive effects on the employment probability in regular employment for both women and men." (authors abstract)
Keywords unemployment insurance; sanction; Arbeitslosengeld; effect on employment; employment promotion; activating labor market policy; Federal Republic of Germany
Classification Labor Market Policy
Method empirical
Document language German
Publication Year 2008
City Nürnberg
Page/Pages 40 p.
Series IAB Discussion Paper: Beiträge zum wissenschaftlichen Dialog aus dem Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, 42/2008
Status Preprint; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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