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Unemployment Compensation Throughout the World: A Comparative Analysis

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  • Wayne Vroman

    (Urban Institute)

  • Vera Brusentsev

    (University of Delaware)

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The book has four principal objectives: 1) to establish the link between macroeconomic performance in the product market and the in labor market and to argue for the role of unemployment protection; 2) to provide an overview of UC programs throughout the world, including case studies of individual countries in four specific regions that highlight the unique difficulties facing UC programs in each of four regions; 3) to introduce the reader to the issue of actuarial costs of UC programs; and 4) to discuss three important problem areas facing UC - coverage, continuing benefit eligibility, and policies to shorten the duration of unemployment and UC benefit duration.

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This book is provided by W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research in its series Books from Upjohn Press with number uctw and published in 2005.

ISBN: cloth 9780880993234 paper 9780880993227
Handle: RePEc:upj:ubooks:uctw

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  1. Vera Brusentsev & Wayne Vroman, 2008. "Unemployment And Unemployment Protection In Transition Economies," Working Papers 08-15, University of Delaware, Department of Economics.
  2. Kemmerling, Achim, 2006. "Diffusion und Interaktion in der Arbeitsmarktpolitik? Positive und negative Ansteckungseffekte am Beispiel zweier Reformdiskussionen," Discussion Papers, Research Unit: Labor Market Policy and Employment SP I 2006-119, Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB).

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