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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Main Author: Sopraseuth, Thepthida
Langot, Francois
Hairault, Jean-Olivier
Ménard, Sébastien
Format: Paper
Language: English
Place of publication: 01.03.2009
Related: Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
Data of publication: 2009/03
Series: IZA Discussion Papers
Online Access: available in Bonn?
Database: RePEc IDEAS
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