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The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Sanctions on the Transition Rate from Unemployment to Employment


Jaap H. Abbring


Tilburg University - Department of Econometrics & Operations Research; Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Tinbergen Institute; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)

Gerard J. Van den Berg


VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); Tinbergen Institute

Jan C. Van Ours


Tilburg University - Department of Economics; University of Melbourne - Department of Economics


Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 505, pp. 602-630, July 2005

Abstract:     
Sanctions or punitive benefits reductions are increasingly used as a tool to enforce compliance of unemployment insurance claimants with search requirements. This article analyses sanctions using a unique administrative data set of individuals who started collecting unemployment insurance in the Netherlands in 1992. After correction for selectivity in the imposition of sanctions, we find that sanctions substantially raise individual re-employment rates.

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Date posted: July 22, 2005  

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Abbring, Jaap H. and van den Berg, Gerard J. and van Ours, Jan C., The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Sanctions on the Transition Rate from Unemployment to Employment. Economic Journal, Vol. 115, No. 505, pp. 602-630, July 2005. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=760511

Contact Information

Jaap H. Abbring (Contact Author)
Tilburg University - Department of Econometrics & Operations Research ( email )
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://center.uvt.nl/staff/abbring/
Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER) ( email )
P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://center.uvt.nl/staff/abbring/
Tinbergen Institute
Roetersstraat 31
Amsterdam, 1018WB
Netherlands
HOME PAGE: http://www.tinbergen.nl
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Gerard J. Van den Berg
VU University Amsterdam - Department of Economics ( email )
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
+31 20 444 6132 (Phone)
+32 20 444 6020 (Fax)
Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
77 Bastwick Street
London, EC1V 3PZ
United Kingdom
Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA)
P.O. Box 7240
Bonn, D-53072
Germany
Tinbergen Institute
Burg. Oudlaan 50
Rotterdam, 3062 PA
Netherlands
Jan C. Van Ours
Tilburg University - Department of Economics ( email )
P.O. Box 90153
Tilburg, 5000 LE
Netherlands
+31 13 466 2880 (Phone)
+31 13 466 3042 (Fax)
University of Melbourne - Department of Economics ( email )
Melbourne, 3010
Australia
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