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The Impacts of Labor Market Policies on Job Search Behavior and Post-Unemployment Job Quality

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We examine empirically the impacts of labor market policies – in terms of unemployment insurance (UI) and active labor market programs (ALMP) – on the duration and outcome of job search and on the quality of a subsequent job. We find that time invested in job search tends to pay off in the form of higher earnings once a job match is formed. More generous UI raises expected unemployment duration, while improving the quality of the resultant job. Participation in ALMP raises the probability of finding a job and the level of expected earnings, but at the cost of lengthening job search.

Om publikasjonen

Forfattere:

Gaure, Simen, Knut Røed and Lars Westlie

År:

2008

Serie:

Memorandum
Nummer i serie: 22

JEL:

C14, C15, C41, J64, J65, J68

Nøkkelord:

Multivariate hazards, job search, job quality, timing-of-events, NPMLE, MMPH

Prosjekt:

1156 - Utstøting fra arbeidsmarkedet

Kontakt:

knut.roed@frisch.uio.no

Finansiering:

Norwegian Research Council

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