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Does reducing unemployment benefits during a recession reduce youth unemployment?

evidence from a 50% cut in unemployment assistance

Aedín Doris (Maynooth University), Donal O’Neill (Maynooth University and IZA), Olive Sweetman (Maynooth University) ; IZA, Institute of Labor Economics

We use administrative data to examine the effect of a 50% benefit cut for young unemployed workers in Ireland during the Great Recession. Because the cut applied only to new benefit claims, claimants whose unemployment start dates differed by a matter of days received very different benefits; we exp...

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Main Author: Doris, Aedín
O'Neill, Donal
Sweetman, Olive B
Format: eBook
Language: English
Related: Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit ¬[Herausgebendes Organ]
Ort : Verlag : ErscheinungsdatumBonn, Germany : IZA Institute of Labor Economics : April 2017
Extent: 1 Online-Ressource (38 Seiten) : Diagramme
Umfang: (Dateityp; Kodierungsformat)Textdatei; PDF
Series: Discussion paper ; no. 10727
Links: Fulltext
HBZ-ID: HT019313243 » further libraries in North Rhine-Westphalia
Database: ULB Bonn