Leaving 'Hotel California': How Incentives Affect Flows of Benefit Recipients in the Netherlands

CentER Discussion Paper No. 2006-116

31 Pages Posted: 1 Dec 2006

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Jan C. van Ours

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

Date Written: November 2006

Abstract

This paper discusses developments in the Netherlands concerning unemployment insurance, unemployment assistance and disability insurance. The emphasis is on how incentives for individual workers and firms affect flows of benefit recipients.

Keywords: unemployment benefits, unemployment assistance, disability benefits, incentives

JEL Classification: H55, J64, J65

Suggested Citation

van Ours, Jan C., Leaving 'Hotel California': How Incentives Affect Flows of Benefit Recipients in the Netherlands (November 2006). CentER Discussion Paper No. 2006-116. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=948422 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.948422

Jan C. Van Ours (Contact Author)

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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