Potential duration of unemployment benefits and labor market outcomes for older workers with health impairments in Germany

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This research note estimates the causal effects of a cut in the potential duration of regular unemployment benefits for older workers in Germany on the labor market outcomes of individuals with health impairments. The analyzed reform is a natural experiment that allows a difference-in-differences strategy with treatment intensity. The results provide evidence for a significant decrease in the number of days in regular unemployment benefits and an increase in the number of days in employment. However, the results also suggest a significant increase in the number of days in unemployment (social) assistance, which are granted upon exhaustion of regular unemployment benefits.

ZeitschriftBulletin of Economic Research
Seiten (von - bis)111-118
Anzahl der Seiten8
PublikationsstatusErschienen - 01.2023

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Funding Information:
We thank the editor and two reviewers of the journal, participants at the 2018 AEA Annual Meeting, the 4th Annual Conference of the International Association for Applied Econometrics, the 32nd Annual Conference of the Italian Association of Labor Economists, the 29th Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Public Economics, the 30th EALE Conference, the 33rd Annual Congress of the European Economic Association, Research Colloquium at Paderborn University, Research Colloquium at Leuphana University Lueneburg, Ausschuss für Sozialpolitik 2018, Steffen Müller, and Peter Haan for helpful comments. Open Access funding enabled and organized by Projekt DEAL. WOA Institution: LEUPHANA UNIVERSITAET LUNEBURG Consortia Name: Projekt DEAL

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