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1992

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Unemployment Insurance And Strikes, Robert M. Hutchens, David B. Lipsky, Robert Stern Jan 1992

Unemployment Insurance And Strikes, Robert M. Hutchens, David B. Lipsky, Robert Stern

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In several states workers who are unemployed because of a labor dispute can collect unemployment benefits. Due to imperfect experience rating, such policies can create a public subsidy to strikes. This study examines whether these policies affect strike activity. In particular, both cross-sectional and fixed effects models are employed to test whether an increase in the public subsidy inherent in unemployment insurance leads to an increase in strike frequency.