Do Extended Unemployment Benefits Lengthen Unemployment Spells? Evidence from Recent Cycles in the U.S. Labor Market

In response to the recession of 2007–2009, the maximum duration of U.S. unemployment insurance (UI) benefits was extended to an unprecedented 99 weeks. We exploit variation in the timing and size of the UI benefit extensions across states to estimate their overall impact on unemployment exits, compa...

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Volume: 50
Main Author: Henry S. Farber
Robert G. Valletta
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Zielgruppe: Academic
Place of publication: MADISON University of Wisconsin Press 01.10.2015
UNIV WISCONSIN PRESS
published in: The Journal of human resources Vol. 50; no. 4; pp. 873 - 909
Data of publication: 20151001
ISSN: 0022-166X
1548-8004
EISSN: 1548-8004
Discipline: Economics
Business
Statistics
Subjects:
JOB
Online Access: Fulltext
Database: Social Sciences Citation Index
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