By reexamining the effect of unemployment benefits on reemployment probabilities we make two contributions to the literature: first, we estimate separate effects for reemployment in the local or a distant region. Second, we address the problem of incomplete duration within a competing risks model. Our results confirm that missing data problems at first preclude anymeaningful result even though we have access to daily individual data on 50% of the male workforce in Germany. When we impose additional assumptions, we obtain evidence that the treatment effect depends on the household context, the treatment intensity and the destination state.
|Number of pages||30|
|Early online date||6 Jan 2013|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2014|
Bibliographical noteArntz gratefully acknowledges financial support by the German Research Foundation (DFG) through the research project “Potentials for more flexibility of regional labor markets by means of interregional labor mobility”.
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