Analysis of the use of benefits under Chilean unemployment insurance

Eduardo Fajnzylber R (1) , Isabel Poblete H (2)
(1) , Chile
(2) , Chile

Abstract

This paper intends to characterize the take-up behavior of benefits in the Chilean Unemployment Insurance scheme. Using administrative data, we observe that only 35% of eligible individuals apply for some of the benefits covered by the program. The results suggest that an important part of the low take-up rate stems from rational decisions of well-informed agents. However, variables that seek to measure the available information to the participant show a significant and positive correlation with the take-up behavior.

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Eduardo Fajnzylber R
Isabel Poblete H
R, E. F., & H, I. P. (2013). Analysis of the use of benefits under Chilean unemployment insurance. ECONOMÍA CHILENA, 16(3), 32–68. https://doi.org/10.36923/economa.v16i3.170

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