Unemployment Compensation and Wages: Evidence from the German Hartz Reforms

Nagl, Wolfgang and Arent, Stefan (2013) Unemployment Compensation and Wages: Evidence from the German Hartz Reforms. Jahrbücher für Nationalökonomie und Statistik / Journal of Economics and Statistics, 233 (4). pp. 450-466.

Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract or Table of Contents

Using the introduction of fixed unemployment assistance in Germany in 2005 as a unique natural experiment, we find strong evidence that decreased unemployment compensation has an adverse effect on wages. We use micro panel data to identify and estimate the effect of this structural break. In eastern and western Germany, the relative effect is higher for women. In western Germany, the relative effect increases with skill level. In eastern Germany, there is no clear skill-specific pattern.

Item Type: Article in Academic Journal
Status: Published
Date Deposited: 26 May 2015 10:05
Last Modified: 01 Apr 2016 14:19
URI: http://irihs.ihs.ac.at/id/eprint/3439

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item