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On the Performance of Social Benefit Systems

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  • Schluter, Christian
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    This paper analyzes the performance of unemployment benefit systems in a search theoretic framework. The criteria of evaluation comprise the alleviation of poverty and the reduction in income inequality, while the diversity of opinions about these is taken in account. Also, the trade-off between the attainment of social objectives and work incentives is examined. Copyright 1997 by Royal Economic Society.

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    Article provided by Royal Economic Society in its journal The Economic Journal.

    Volume (Year): 107 (1997)
    Issue (Month): 441 (March)
    Pages: 489-502

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    Handle: RePEc:ecj:econjl:v:107:y:1997:i:441:p:489-502

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    1. Beissinger, Thomas & Buesse, Oliver, 2001. "Bismarck versus Beveridge: Which Unemployment Compensation System is More Prone to Labor Market Shocks?," IZA Discussion Papers 358, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
    2. Goerke, Laszlo & Madsen, Jakob B., 2003. "Earnings-related unemployment benefits and unemployment," Economic Systems, Elsevier, vol. 27(1), pages 41-62, March.

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