Fighting Unemployment With a Stick

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  1. sargon20

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    Maybe the Dutch have something:


    Bas van der Klaauw of VU University Amsterdam and Jan C. van Ours of Tilburg University, Netherlands, examine the effects of both postitive and negative financial incentives on the long-term jobless in Rotterdam. In the early 2000s the city ran a program that provided reemployment bonuses for job seekers who were able to find a job and hold it for at least six months. At the same time, benefit recipients who didn’t actively look for work, or otherwise failed to comply with eligibility requirements, would be subject to a temporary reduction in their benefits.

    Fighting Unemployment With a Stick - Real Time Economics - WSJ
     
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    The US offers the bonus to the company hiring the worker, not the unemployment insurance recipient. In the US, if you don't comply with job searching and so on, they don't just 'reduce' your payment amount, they cut you off.
     
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