Unemployment insurance and youth labor market entry

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Author: Von Buxhoeveden, Mathias


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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Series: IFAU working paper; 2019:12

ISSN: 1651-1166

Resource type: Working paper

Document number: TD/TNC 141.291

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