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The Effect of Benefit Sanctions on the Duration of Unemployment

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This paper investigates the effectiveness of benefit sanctions in reducing unemployment duration. Data from the Swiss labor market allow making a distinction between the effect of a warning that a person is not complying with eligibility requirements and the effect of the actual enforcement of a benefit sanction. We find that both warning and enforcement have a positive effect on the exit rate out of unemployment. Moreover, the stricter the sanction policy the shorter is the duration of unemployment of the non-sanctioned. This can be taken as evidence of a strong ex-ante effect of a strict sanction policy.

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Rafael Lalive, Jan C. van Ours, Josef Zweim├╝ller

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eng

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http://hdl.handle.net/10419/21488

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