To determine whether:
The Illinois Unemployment Insurance Experiments public use data (1984-1985) were compiled to examine whether claimant or employer incentives reduce the cost or duration of unemployment.
The Illinois Department of Employment Security conducted the experiments at selected Job Search offices from mid-1984 to mid-1985.
Data for each individual were obtained from a baseline survey of UI claimants, the Illinois Department of Employment Security Benefits Information System database, the Illinois Department of Employment Security Wage Records database, and Job Service office logs. Data were compiled into a single file containing:
The file contains 12,101 observations and 49 variables.
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The Illinois Unemployment Insurance Incentive Experiments Robert G. Spiegelman, Senior Economist
Stephen A. Woodbury, Senior Economist
Prepared for the Department of Employment Security, State of Illinois