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Den svenska arbetslöshetsförsäkringens effekter på långtidsarbetslösheten

Johannesson, Fredrik (2005)
Department of Economics
Abstract
This is an examination of the Swedish unemployment insurance system and the effects it has on the Swedish long-term unemployment. A search model is explained to give an understanding to the incentives of the unemployed. Different mechanisms that create unemployment and that could create long-term unemployment are investigated, but primarily the unemployment insurance is in focus.
The Swedish unemployment insurance has undergone several changes the last fifteen years that have improved its efficiency. The introduction of a finite duration of unemployment insurance entitlement was an important step and so was the decrease in the replacement ratio. Even so, I assess that there is still room for improvements of the incentives to search for... (More)
This is an examination of the Swedish unemployment insurance system and the effects it has on the Swedish long-term unemployment. A search model is explained to give an understanding to the incentives of the unemployed. Different mechanisms that create unemployment and that could create long-term unemployment are investigated, but primarily the unemployment insurance is in focus.
The Swedish unemployment insurance has undergone several changes the last fifteen years that have improved its efficiency. The introduction of a finite duration of unemployment insurance entitlement was an important step and so was the decrease in the replacement ratio. Even so, I assess that there is still room for improvements of the incentives to search for work among the unemployed. The replacement ratio is still relatively high, not everyone is affected by the drop in benefits after 100 days, and the link between the cost of unemployment and those who set the wages are too weak. It should always be more profitable to work. (Less)
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  abstract     = {This is an examination of the Swedish unemployment insurance system and the effects it has on the Swedish long-term unemployment. A search model is explained to give an understanding to the incentives of the unemployed. Different mechanisms that create unemployment and that could create long-term unemployment are investigated, but primarily the unemployment insurance is in focus.
The Swedish unemployment insurance has undergone several changes the last fifteen years that have improved its efficiency. The introduction of a finite duration of unemployment insurance entitlement was an important step and so was the decrease in the replacement ratio. Even so, I assess that there is still room for improvements of the incentives to search for work among the unemployed. The replacement ratio is still relatively high, not everyone is affected by the drop in benefits after 100 days, and the link between the cost of unemployment and those who set the wages are too weak. It should always be more profitable to work.},
  author       = {Johannesson, Fredrik},
  keyword      = {unemployment,Sweden,long-term unemployment,job search incentives,unemployment insurance,Economics, econometrics, economic theory, economic systems, economic policy,Nationalekonomi, ekonometri, ekonomisk teori, ekonomiska system, ekonomisk politik},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den svenska arbetslöshetsförsäkringens effekter på långtidsarbetslösheten},
  year         = {2005},
}