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You can't always get what you want: the impact of the jobseeker's allowance

Manning, Alan ORCID: 0000-0002-7884-3580 (2005) You can't always get what you want: the impact of the jobseeker's allowance. CEPDP (697). Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK. ISBN 0753018772

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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.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2005 Alan Manning
Divisions: Centre for Economic Performance
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J64 - Unemployment: Models, Duration, Incidence, and Job Search
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2008 15:25
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2021 11:53

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