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Does an increase in unemployment income lead to longer unemployment spells?
Evidence using Danish unemployment assistance data
Institut for Økonomi, Århus Universitet 2005.Working Papers 40 s.
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Danish unemployment assistance depends on age; it increases by 70% when unemployed
individuals turn 25. This feature is used to identify the impact of income on the
unemployment-to-employment hazard rate. A mixed proportional hazard framework
based on a 10% representative Danish registry data set is used. The results indicate
that the income effect for females is negative and significant, corresponding to an
income elasticity of -0.4. The effect for males is positive but insignifcant.