nep-ltv New Economics Papers
on Unemployment, Inequality and Poverty
Issue of 2009‒05‒09
two papers chosen by
Maximo Rossi
University of the Republic

  1. The Effect of Receiving Supplementary UI Benefits on Unemployment Duration By Kyyrä, Tomi; Parrotta, Pierpaolo; Rosholm, Michael
  2. Poverty rankings of opportunity profiles By Vito Peragine; Ernesto Savaglio; Stefano Vannucci

  1. By: Kyyrä, Tomi (Government Institute for Economic Research); Parrotta, Pierpaolo (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business); Rosholm, Michael (Department of Economics, Aarhus School of Business)
    Abstract: We consider the consequences of working part-time on supplementary unemployment insurance benefits in the Danish labour market. Following the “timing-of-events” approach we estimate causal effects of subsidized part-time work on the hazard rate out of unemployment insurance benefit receipt. We find evidence of a negative lock-in effect and a positive post-treatment effect, both of which vary across individuals. The resulting net effect on the expected unemployment duration is positive for some groups (e.g. married women) and negative for others (e.g. young workers)
    Keywords: Unemployment benefits; Part-time work; Lock-in effect; Treatment effect; Duration analysis
    JEL: C41 J65
    Date: 2009–01–01
  2. By: Vito Peragine (DSE, University of Bari, CHILD & GRASS); Ernesto Savaglio (DMQTE, University ‘G.D’Annunzio’ of Pescara, DEP, University of Siena, & GRASS.); Stefano Vannucci (DEP, University of Siena, & GRASS)
    Abstract: We address the problem of ranking distributions of opportunity sets in terms of poverty. In order to accomplish this task, we identify a suitable notion of ‘multidimensional poverty line’ and we characterize axiomatically several poverty rankings of opportunity profiles. Among them, the Head-Count and the Opportunity-Gap poverty rankings, which are the natural counterparts of the most widely used income poverty indices.
    Keywords: Poverty, opportunity sets, head-count, poverty-gap.
    JEL: D31 D63 I31
    Date: 2009

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