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You can't always get what you want: the impact of the UK Jobseeker's Allowance

Manning, Alan (2009) You can't always get what you want: the impact of the UK Jobseeker's Allowance. Labour Economics, 16 (3). pp. 239-250. ISSN 0927-5371

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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 primarily 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: Article
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/09275...
Additional Information: © 2009 Elsevier
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > Economists Online
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
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Date Deposited: 06 Apr 2011 13:46
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/30281/

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