The Effects of Unemployment Insurance Benefits on the Behaviors of Displaced Workers
Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
This paper examines the effects of unemployment insurance benefits on UI participation, unemployment inflow, unemployment duration, and job search intensity, by investigating the 16-weeks cut in potential Unemployment Insurance benefit in Missouri in 2011. The RDD estimates found a 16-weeks reduction in UI potential benefit duration decreases the number of new UI claimants by about 1032 and the insured unemployment rate by 0.452%. The DID model of married UI claimants indicates a 5 weeks deduction in unemployment duration after the benefits cut in Missouri. No significant effects were found in the job search intensity model.
Song, Minxiu, "The Effects of Unemployment Insurance Benefits on the Behaviors of Displaced Workers" (2019). Economics Student Theses and Capstone Projects. 143.