Work incentive and other effects of social assistance and unemployment benefit policy in the Czech Republic

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dc.contributor.author Terrell, Katherine en_US
dc.contributor.author Erbenova, Michaela en_US
dc.contributor.author Sorm, Vit en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-09-11T16:31:26Z
dc.date.available 2006-09-11T16:31:26Z
dc.date.issued 1998-03 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Erbenova, Michaela; Sorm, Vit; Terrell, Katherine; (1998). "Work incentive and other effects of social assistance and unemployment benefit policy in the Czech Republic." Empirical Economics 23 (1-2): 87-120. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/45833> en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1435-8921 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0377-7332 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/45833
dc.description.abstract In this paper we provide an account of most of the passive labor market policies (unemployment compensation, social assistance, state social support and the pension system) in the Czech Republic during the 1990–1996 period. The eligibility requirements and benefit levels are described in great detail. Using Labor Force Survey data, we compare the characteristics of unemployed people receiving unemployment benefits with those receiving social assistance and those not receiving any benefits and we find significant differences in their characteristics. Finally, we provide an analysis of the work disincentive effects of the unemployment and social assistance benefits by comparing these benefits to market wages and by analyzing the effect of being in the system on the duration of unemployment of two cohorts of unemployed in 1994 and 1995. We find that social assistance benefits are fairly generous for low income families with more children, individuals with these characteristics have a higher probability of receiving social assistance and they tend to stay unemployed longer than those people with relatively fewer dependants. We conclude that the social assistance scheme seems to be having some disincentive effects for at least one group in the population. en_US
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Physica-Verlag; Springer-Verlag en_US
dc.subject.other I38 en_US
dc.subject.other J65 en_US
dc.subject.other Czech Republic en_US
dc.subject.other Econometrics en_US
dc.subject.other Statistics for Business/Economics/Mathematical Finance/Insurance en_US
dc.subject.other Economics / Management Science en_US
dc.subject.other Economics General en_US
dc.subject.other Economic Theory en_US
dc.subject.other Passive Labor Market Policies en_US
dc.subject.other Unemployment Duration en_US
dc.subject.other H53 en_US
dc.subject.other J64 en_US
dc.subject.other J68 en_US
dc.title Work incentive and other effects of social assistance and unemployment benefit policy in the Czech Republic en_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevel Economics en_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevel Business en_US
dc.description.peerreviewed Peer Reviewed en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum CERGE-EI, Politickych Veznu 7, CZ-11121, Prague, Czech Republic; William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, Business School, 701 Tappan Street, 9th Floor, 48109-1234, Ann Arbor, MI, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationum CERGE-EI, Politickych Veznu 7, CZ-11121, Prague, Czech Republic; William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan, Business School, 701 Tappan Street, 9th Floor, 48109-1234, Ann Arbor, MI, USA en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationother CERGE-EI, Politickych Veznu 7, CZ-11121, Prague, Czech Republic en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumcampus Ann Arbor en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl http://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/45833/1/181_2005_Article_BF01205681.pdf en_US
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/BF01205681 en_US
dc.identifier.source Empirical Economics en_US
dc.owningcollname Interdisciplinary and Peer-Reviewed
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