Unemployment Compensation and the Allocation of Labor in Developing Countries

This paper studies the effects of the introduction of unemployment compensation (UC) in countries characterized by pervasive informality. We provide a simple framework to analyze the impact of UC on the allocation of workers between formal and informal activities, as well as the allocation of worker...

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Volume: 18
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: HOBOKEN WILEY-BLACKWELL 01.06.2016
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published in: Journal of public economic theory Vol. 18; no. 3; pp. 385 - 416
ORCID: 0000-0003-2245-2369
Data of publication: June 2016
ISSN: 1097-3923
EISSN: 1467-9779
Discipline: Economics
Bibliography: Olivier Charlot, THEMA, University of Cergy‐Pontoise (ocharlot@u‐cergy.fr). Franck Malherbet, CREST, Ecole Polytechnique, IZA and fRDB (franck.malherbet@ensae.fr). Mustafa Ulus, Galatasaray University (mulus@gsu.edu.tr).
We thank the editor (Myrna Wooders), an associate editor, and an anonymous referee for helpful comments and suggestions. We are also grateful to John Bennett, Fabian Gouret, Andrey Launov, and to seminar participants at: THEMA‐University of Cergy‐Pontoise, joint Vienna Macroeconomics Seminar, Galatasaray University, the Rouen Search and Matching Workshop, the Annual Search and Matching conference (Mainz), and the 8th IZA/World Bank Conference on Employment and Development for helpful comments and suggestions. The usual disclaimer applies.
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