Location of Repository

You Can't Always Get What You Want: the Impact of the Jobseeker's Allowance

By Alan Manning

Abstract

In 1996 the UK made major changes to its welfare system for the support of the unemployed with the introduction of the Jobseeker's Allowance. This tightened the work search requirements needed for eligibility for benefit. It resulted in large flows out of claimant status, but, this paper concludes, not into employment. The movement out of claimant status was largest for those with low levels of search activity. But, this paper finds no evidence of increased job search activity as a result of this change.Unemployment Insurance, Job Search, Labour Supply

OAI identifier:

Suggested articles

Preview

Citations

  1. (1983). Are Unemployment and Out of the Labor Force Behaviorally Distinct Labor Force States?",
  2. (2000). Assisting Unemployment Insurance Claimants: The Long-Term Impacts of the Job Search Assistance Demonstration", US Department of Labor Report,
  3. (2001). Counselling and Monitoring of Unemployed Workers: Theory and Evidence from a Controlled Social Experiment",
  4. (2004). Crime and Benefit Sanctions",
  5. (1998). Do Unemployment Insurance Recipients Actively Seek Work? Evidence From Randomized Trials in Four U.S. States", Princeton IR Section Working Paper No.
  6. (1984). Earnings, Unemployment, and the Allocation of Time over Time",
  7. (2000). Eligibility Criteria for Unemployment Benefits",
  8. (2000). Evaluating Jobseeker’s Allowance: A Summary of the Research Findings", Department of Social Security,
  9. (1997). Evaluation of the Maryland Unemployment Insurance Work Search Demonstration", http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/dmstree/op/op98/op_02-98.pdf .
  10. (2003). Factor Price Equality and the Economies of the United States 695
  11. (1996). How Effective are State Employment Agencies?",
  12. (1994). Identification and Estimation of Local Average Treatment Effects",
  13. (2003). Is the Threat of Reemployment Services More Effective Than the Services Themselves? Evidence from Random Assignment in the UI System",
  14. (1986). Job Search and Labor Market Analysis"
  15. (1990). Job Search Outcomes for the Employed and Unemployed",
  16. (1997). Jobseeker’s Allowance Handbook, London: Child Poverty Action Group.
  17. (1978). Labor Supply Under Uncertainty"
  18. (1995). Lessons from the U.S. Unemployment Insurance Experiments",
  19. (2000). Modeling Financial Incentives to Get Unemployed Back to Work",
  20. (2004). Muriel Dejemeppe and Marc Gurgand
  21. (2001). Optimal Unemployment Insurance with Monitoring and Sanctions",
  22. (2004). Punitive Sanctions and the Transition Rate from Welfare to Work",
  23. (1992). Recent Trends in Insured and Uninsured Unemployment: Is There an Explanation ?",
  24. (1990). Search Behaviour, Transitions to Nonparticipation and the Duration of Unemployment",
  25. (1979). Search Effort in the Labor Market",
  26. (1998). The Effect of Jobseeker’s Allowance on the Claimant Count",
  27. (1987). The Effect of Unemployment Insurance on Unemployment Duration",
  28. (1997). The Effect of Unemployment Insurance Sanctions on the Transition Rate from Unemployment to E mployment", Working Paper, Tinbergen Institute,
  29. (1995). The Impact of Restart on Reservation Wages and Long-Term Unemployment",
  30. (1982). The Interaction between Research and Policy: The Case of Unemployment Insurance",
  31. (2002). The Long-Run Effects of Unemployment Monitoring and Work-Search Programs: Experimental Evidence from the United Kingdom",
  32. (1999). The Measurement of Unemployment: An Empirical Approach",
  33. (2000). Understanding the Impact of Jobseeker’s Allowance", Department of Social Security,
  34. (1987). Unemployment and Female Labour Supply",
  35. (1998). Unemployment and Jobseeking: Two Years On”, Department of Social Security,
  36. (1993). Unemployment Benefit Levels and Search Activity,"
  37. (1991). Unemployment Benefits and Search Effort in the U.K.
  38. (1996). Unemployment Duration and the Restart Effect: Some Experimental Evidence",
  39. (1998). Unemployment, Discouraged Workers and Female Labour Supply",
  40. (2002). You Won’t Feel the Benefit: A Pseudo-Panel Analysis of Changing Unemployment Benefit Entitlement and Unemployment Outflows in Britain", Centre for Economic Performance,

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.