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What Should Be Done About Rising Unemployment in the OECD?

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  • Bell, David N.F.

    ()
    (University of Stirling)

  • Blanchflower, David G.

    ()
    (Dartmouth College)

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There is a growing belief that the recession has run its course and that the goods market has started a period of slow, but sustainable, recovery. Improvement in the labor market may take some time, but many believe that unemployment will return to its 2007 level in the medium term. In this paper, we argue that recovery is by no means guaranteed and that the consequences for unemployment may be worse than anticipated.

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Paper provided by Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in its series IZA Discussion Papers with number 4455.

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Length: 53 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2009
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Publication status: published as 'Recession and unemployment in the OECD' in: CESifo Forum, 2010, 1, 14 - 22
Handle: RePEc:iza:izadps:dp4455

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Cited by:
  1. Pfeiffer, Friedhelm & Seiberlich, Ruben R., 2010. "A Socio-economic Analysis of Youth Disconnectedness," IZA Discussion Papers 4855, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).
  2. Till van Treeck, 2012. "Did inequality cause the U.S. financial crisis?," IMK Working Paper, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute 91-2012, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  3. Simon Sturn, 2011. "Labour market regimes and unemployment in OECD countries," IMK Working Paper, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute 6-2011, IMK at the Hans Boeckler Foundation, Macroeconomic Policy Institute.
  4. David N. F. Bell & David Blanchflower, 2010. "Recession and Umemployment in the OECD," CESifo Forum, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, Ifo Institute for Economic Research at the University of Munich, vol. 11(1), pages 14-22, 04.

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