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The Implications of Exhausting Unemployment Insurance Entitlement in Hungary

The Implications of Exhausting Unemployment Insurance Entitlement in Hungary

Author(s)

John Micklewright; Gyula Nagy

 

Publication date: 58

Publication series:
Innocenti Occasional Papers, Economic Policy Series

No. of pages: 28

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Abstract

The single most likely way to leave the unemployment insurance (UI) register in Hungary is not by getting a job but by running out of benefit. This situation raises two questions. First, what are the implications of the cessation of UI for living standards? Second, does UI exhaustion have much effect on the probability of getting a job through increasing incentives to work? The authors investigate these issues with a survey of persons exhausting entitlement to UI in summer 1995, paying special attention to the household circumstances of the unemployed and the probabilities of claiming and being awarded means-tested assistance benefit.
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