The Continuum Approach to Unemployment Policy: An Overview
AbstractThis paper reviews a new approach to the design of unemployment policies. It focuses on polciies that have become an increasingly popular weapon against long-term unempoloyment, namely, policies that subsidize the hiring of the long-term unemployed. Whereas the existing literature usually assumes that workers can be divided into homogeneous groups (e.g., employe vs. unemployed, short- vs. long-term unemployed), the approach here characterizes worker heterogeneity in very general terms -- hire and job loss rates varying along the continuum -- and it examines the influence of this heterogeneity on the formulation of optimal unemployment policies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Birkbeck, Department of Economics, Mathematics & Statistics in its series Archive Discussion Papers with number 9604.
Date of creation: 1996
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