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Unemployment Costs

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  • Gheorghe Pîrvu

    (University of Craiova Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

  • Adriana Totîlca

    (University of Craiova Faculty of Economics and Business Administration)

Abstract

Unemployment is an imbalance of the labor market at national level - an excess of supply over demand levels and work with different evolutionary directions of countries and periods, which currently has a permanent character, but does not rule out the existence of employment status full labor. Unemployment costs, directly or indirectly, reveals that this phenomenon is a waste of human and financial resources generated by the use of an incomplete production funds, with implications for social costs. Direct costs are highlighted in the form of financial payments to the fund for social protection of unemployed, which is mainly used to pay unemployment benefits, support allowance, qualification and retraining of unemployed. Indirect costs are generated by reducing overall production and income that could benefit the entire population.

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  • Gheorghe Pîrvu & Adriana Totîlca, 2011. "Unemployment Costs," Annals of University of Craiova - Economic Sciences Series, University of Craiova, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, vol. 1(39), pages 53-60.
  • Handle: RePEc:aio:aucsse:v:1:y:2011:i:39:p:53-60
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    Keywords

    direct costs; indirect costs; the social cost; unemployment; gross national product; national income;

    JEL classification:

    • E20 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - General (includes Measurement and Data)
    • E24 - Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics - - Consumption, Saving, Production, Employment, and Investment - - - Employment; Unemployment; Wages; Intergenerational Income Distribution; Aggregate Human Capital; Aggregate Labor Productivity

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