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Román Culebro Martínez's Blog – March 2014 Archive (1)

UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AND RESERVATION WAGES By Feldstein & Poterba

The present paper examines the reservation wages reported by a large sample of unemployed individuals in the United States in May 1976. The majority of unemployed individuals report reservation wages´ that are at least as high as the wage they paid on their last job. Approximately one-fourth of all job seekers required a wage that is at least 10 percent higher than the wage on their previous job.  Our econometric evidence shows that level of unemployment benefits relative to previous wages…

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Added by Román Culebro Martínez on March 19, 2014 at 7:25pm — No Comments

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