dc.creatorBlanco, Mariana 
dc.creatorDalton, Patricio 
dc.creatorVargas, Juan Fernando 
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-05T14:50:58Z
dc.date.available2015-10-05T14:50:58Z
dc.date.created2013-11
dc.date.issued2013-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://repository.urosario.edu.co/handle/10336/10958
dc.descriptionWe investigate whether and how the type of unemployment benefit institution affects productivity. We designed a field experiment to compare workers’ productivity under a welfare system, where the unemployed receive an unconditional monetary transfer, with their productivity under a workfare system, where the transfer is received conditional on the unemployed spending some time on ancillary activities. First, we find that having an unemployment benefit institution, regardless of whether it makes transfers conditional or unconditional, increases workers’ productivity. Second, we find that productivity is higher under Welfare than under Workfare. Becoming unemployed under Welfare comes at the psychological cost of a drop in self-esteem, presumably due to the shame or stigma associated with receiving an unconditional unemployment benefit. We document the empirical relevance of precisely this channel. The differences we observe in productivity suggest that this psychological cost acts as an extra nonmonetary incentive for workers under Welfare to put a higher effort in their work.
dc.format.extent39 páginas
dc.format.mediumRecurso electrónico
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.relation.ispartofSerie Documentos de trabajo ; No. 145
dc.relation.isversionof1
dc.relation.urihttps://ideas.repec.org/p/col/000092/011015.html
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.sourcereponame:Repositorio Institucional EdocUR
dc.sourceinstname:Universidad del Rosario
dc.subject.ddc331.137
dc.subject.lembDesempleo
dc.subject.lembSeguros de desempleo
dc.subject.lembProductividad
dc.subject.lembAutoestima
dc.titleDoes the unemployment benefit institution affect the productivity of workers? evidence from a field experiment
dc.typebook
dc.publisherUniversidad del Rosario
dc.publisher.departmentFacultad de Economía
dc.identifier.editorialUniversidad del Rosario, Facultad de Economía
dc.subject.keywordUnemployment Benefits
dc.subject.keywordWorkfare
dc.subject.keywordProductivity
dc.subject.keywordSelf-esteem
dc.subject.keywordShame
dc.rights.accesRightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.type.spaDocumento de trabajo
dc.rights.accesoAbierto (Texto completo)
dc.type.hasVersioninfo:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
dc.format.tipoDocumento
dc.rights.ccAtribución-NoComercial-SinDerivadas 2.5 Colombia


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