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The effect of unemployment benefit generosity on unemployment duration : quasi-experimental evidence from Slovenia
Matija Vodopivec, Suzana Laporšek, Primož Dolenc, Milan Vodopivec, 2015, treatise, preliminary study, study

Abstract: The paper analyses the effects of a 2011 increase in the unemployment benefit replacement rate on the job-finding rate of Slovenian benefit recipients. Using registry data on the universe of Slovenian unemployment benefit recipients, we exploit legislative changes that selectively increased the replacement rates for certain groups of workers while leaving them unchanged for others. Applying this quasi-experimental approach, we find that increasing the replacement rate significantly decreased the hazard rate of the transition from unemployment to employment, with an implied elasticity of the hazard rate with respect to benefit replacement rate being 0.7 to 0.9. The results also show that the increase of the unemployment benefit replacement rate does not affect the job-finding probability of jobseekers whose reason for unemployment is employer exit, and that the effects of the increase of replacement rate are present only upon exit to employment and not to inactivity.
Keywords: nadomestilo za brezposelnost, zavarovanje za brezposelnost, verjenost pridobitve zaposlitve, unemployment insurance, unemployment benefit replacement rate, job-finding rate
Published in RUP: 08.08.2016; Views: 3330; Downloads: 86
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Training funds and the incidence of training : the case of Mauritius
Oluyemisi Kuku, Peter F. Orazem, Sawkut Rojid, Milan Vodopivec, 2016, original scientific article

Abstract: Training funds are used to incentivize training in developing countries, but the funds are based on payroll taxes that lower the return to training. In the absence of training funds, larger, high-wage and more capital-intensive firms are the most likely to offer training unless they are liquidity constrained. If firms are not liquidity constrained, the fund could lower training investments. Using an administrative data set on the Mauritius training fund, we find that the firms most likely to train pay more in taxes than they gain in subsidies. The smallest firms receive more benefits than they pay in taxes.
Keywords: izobraževanje, usposabljanje, splošna znanja, specifična znanja, financiranje izobraževanja, training, general skills, firm-specific skills, training fund, externality, cross-subsidy, tax
Published in RUP: 08.08.2016; Views: 2850; Downloads: 127
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Poti in dejavniki prehoda v delovno neaktivnost v Sloveniji
Klemen Širok, Milan Vodopivec, 2009, original scientific article

Keywords: staranje prebivalstva, starejši delavci, delovna aktivnost
Published in RUP: 10.07.2015; Views: 3244; Downloads: 12
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Population aging and labour market paricipation of old workers in Sri Lanka
Milan Vodopivec, Nisha Arunatilake, 2011, original scientific article

Abstract: Sri Lanka's population is predicted to age very fast during the next 50 years, bringing a potential slowdown of labour force growth and after 2030 its contraction. Based on a large and detailed survey of old people in Sri Lanka, conducted in 2006, the paper examines labor market consequences of this process, focusing on employment outcomes of old workers and the reasons and determinants of labour market withdrawal. The paper finds that a vast majority of Sri Lankan old workers are engaged in the informal sector, work long hours, and are paid less than younger workers. Moreover, using hard evidence, it shows that labour market duality characterizing most developing countries carries over to old age: (i) previous employment is the most important predictor of the retirement pathway; (ii) older workers fall into two categories: formal sector workers, who generally stop working before age 60 because of mandatory retirement regulations, and casual workers and the self-employed, who, due to poverty, work till very old ages and stop working primarily because of poor health; and (iii) the option of part-time work is used primarily by former formal sector workers.
Keywords: trg dela, staranje, upokojevanje, Šri Lanka
Published in RUP: 15.10.2013; Views: 2442; Downloads: 45
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The tax wedge in Slovenia
Primož Dolenc, Milan Vodopivec, 2005, original scientific article

Keywords: davčna politika, davčna obremenitev dela, Slovenija, Evropska unija, OECD
Published in RUP: 15.10.2013; Views: 4182; Downloads: 77
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