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Does sanctioning disabled claimants of unemployment insurance increase labour market inactivity? An analysis of 346 British local authorities between 2009 and 2014

Abstract:

Imposing financial penalties on claimants of unemployment insurance may incentivise labour market re-entry. However, sanctions may have differential effects depending on the work-readiness of the claimants. Here, I explore whether sanctioning disabled claimants is associated with greater labour market activity or inactivity among disabled people using data on 346 British local authorities between 2009 and 2014. When the number of sanctioned disabled claimants rises (as a proportion of all cla...

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Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Social Policy & Intervention
Oxford college:
Nuffield College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Policy Press
Journal:
Journal of Poverty and Social Justice More from this journal
Volume:
25
Issue:
2
Pages:
129-146
Publication date:
2017-06-01
Acceptance date:
2017-03-31
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EISSN:
1759-8281
ISSN:
1759-8273
Pubs id:
pubs:848079
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uuid:63031228-0819-4e10-802c-d3ac69e888e8
Local pid:
pubs:848079
Source identifiers:
848079
Deposit date:
2018-05-18

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