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Unemployment and Labor Market Institutions: An Empirical Analysis

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  • Belot, Michele
  • van Ours, Jan C.

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The development of the unemployment rate di¤ers substantially between OECD countries.In this paper we investigate to what extent these differences are related to labor market institutions.In our analysis we use data of eighteen OECD countries over the period 1960-1994 and show that the way in which institutions interact is important

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Journal of the Japanese and International Economies.

Volume (Year): 15 (2001)
Issue (Month): 4 (December)
Pages: 403-418

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Handle: RePEc:eee:jjieco:v:15:y:2001:i:4:p:403-418

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