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The Effect of Unemployment Benefits, Welfare Benefits, and other Income on Personal Bankruptcy

10 Pages Posted: 27 May 2006  

n D. Fisher

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Date Written: October 2005

Abstract

Personal bankruptcy, unemployment insurance, and Aid to Families with Dependent Children provide income and wealth insurance. Because they have similar purposes, it should not be surprising that some households use more than one of these programs or that the programs are substitutes. This study contributes to the personal bankruptcy literature by examining this interaction and finds that increases in unemployment benefits decrease the probability of bankruptcy. (JEL D12, K35)

Suggested Citation

Fisher, n D., The Effect of Unemployment Benefits, Welfare Benefits, and other Income on Personal Bankruptcy (October 2005). Contemporary Economic Policy, Vol. 23, Issue 4, pp. 483-492, 2005. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=904759

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