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CentrePiece article
The Unemployment Trap
Barbara Petrongolo
May 2008
Paper No' CEPCP249:
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CentrePiece 13 (1) Spring 2008

The Job Seeker's Allowance was introduced in late 1996 to encourage benefit claimants to look for work. New research by Barbara Petrongolo investigates whether it has succeeded in breaking the 'unemployment trap'.

This article summarises 'What are the Long-term Effects of UI? Evidence from the UK JSA Reform' by Barbara Petrongolo, CEP Discussion Paper No. 841