Optimal unemployment insurance for older workers

This paper shows that optimal unemployment insurance contracts are age-dependent. Older workers have only a few years left on the labor market prior to retirement. This short horizon implies a more digressive replacement ratio. However, there is a sufficiently short distance to retirement for which...

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Volume: 4071
Main Author: Hairault, Jean-Olivier
Langot, François
Ménard, Sébastien
Sopraseuth, Thepthida
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: Bonn Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) 2009
published in: IZA discussion papers Vol. 4071
Data of publication: 2009
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Online Access: Fulltext
Database: EconStor
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