Stefan Arent
Wolfgang Nagl

unemployment compensation and wages: evidence from the german hartz reforms (replication data)

Using the introduction of fixed unemployment assistance in Germany in 2005 as a unique natural experiment, we find strong evidence that decreased unemployment compensation has an adverse effect on wages. We use micro panel data to identify and estimate the effect of this structural break. In eastern and western Germany, the relative effect is higher for women. In western Germany, the relative effect increases with skill level. In eastern Germany, there is no clear skill-specific pattern.

JBNST - Band 233/4 - 2013, S. 450-466.

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Suggested Citation

Arent, Stefan; Nagl, Wolfgang (2013): Unemployment Compensation and Wages: Evidence from the German Hartz Reforms (Replication Data). Version: 1. Journal of Economics and Statistics. Dataset.