Unemployment insurance and youth labor market entry

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Author: Von Buxhoeveden, Mathias

Abstract:

This paper estimates the effects of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits on job finding rates and entry level wages for unemployed high school leavers. Up to year 2007, Swedish high school-students who became unemployed shortly after graduation were entitled to UI-benefits once they became 20 years of age. Therefore, the start of an unemployment spell relative to the 20th birthday creates potentially exogenous variation in time to treatment. I exploit this to estimate the effect of UI benefits on unemployment duration and entry level wages. The results show that there is a large and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Secondary education; Participation

Keywords: School leavers; Employment outcomes; Entry into working life; Transition from education and training to employment; Trend; Labour force participation

Geographic subjects: Sweden; Europe

Published: Uppsala, Sweden: IFAU, 2019

Physical description: 37 p.

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https://www.ifau.se/en/Research/Publications/Working-papers/2019/unemployment-insurance-and-youth-labor-market-entry/

Series: IFAU working paper; 2019:12

ISSN: 1651-1166

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.291

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