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Part-time work and crowding-out implications of employment insurance pilot initiatives

TitlePart-time work and crowding-out implications of employment insurance pilot initiatives
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsLluis, S., and McCall B.
JournalWaterloo Economics Series
Keywordscrowding out, labour force transitions, part-time work, unemployment insurance
Abstract

We apply a difference-in-differences estimation approach to analyze the effect of four Employment Insurance program initiatives that took place between 2004 and 2009 in a subset of Canadian Employment Insurance regions. The pilots increased the generosity of the EI system regarding EI eligibility, benefit amount, benefit duration and the allowable earning criteria. These pilots run in about 50% of the EI regions until August 2008 providing a quasi-experimental setting to analyze the impact of increased generosity of EI on labour market outcomes. We use the Labour Force Survey data to study the aggregate impact of the four pilots on monthly labour force transitions into employment and unemployment as well as job search behaviour.

URLhttps://uwaterloo.ca/economics/research/working-papers/waterloo-economics-series-2017
Document URLhttps://uwaterloo.ca/economics/sites/ca.economics/files/uploads/files/lluis_and_mccall_eilfs_jan2017_0.pdf
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English