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dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Raymond George
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T21:01:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T21:01:35Z
dc.date.issued2013-05
dc.identifier.otheredwards_raymond_g_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/edwards_raymond_g_201305_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/28724
dc.description.abstractMany empirical studies of the effect of unemployment insurance on unemployment duration and job match quality use data from before 2000. These data exclude the recessions that occurred after the millennium change, in 2001-2002 and the Great Recession in 2007-2009. Given the persistent mass unemployment that characterized this decade, it is inappropriate to project these earlier results onto the current labor market. This thesis analyzes recent panels of the Survey of Income and Program Participation, ranging from 2001-2012, to measure the disincentive effects of unemployment insurance on job search. I find evidence of consumption smoothing by individuals in the poorest quintiles of the sample, while those in the richest quintiles exhibit waiting behavior.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectUnemployment Insurance
dc.subjectMoral Hazard
dc.subjectConsumption Smoothing
dc.titleUnemployment insurance in the Great Recession
dc.title.alternativemoral hazard and consumption smoothing
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentEconomics
dc.description.majorEconomics
dc.description.advisorRonald S. Warren, Jr.
dc.description.committeeRonald S. Warren, Jr.


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