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Assisting Workers Displaced by Structural Change: An International Perspective

  • Duane E. Leigh

    (Washington State University)

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    Leigh provides a summary of the evolution of labor market programs in seven industrialized countries: Australia, Canada, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. He points out that a number of these nations are dealing with long-term unemployment by linking unemployment insurance benefits to participation in labor market programs, and that this is a requirement U.S. policy makers should examine closely. He also performs informal cross-country evaluations of these countries' programs, focusing on policies he feels merit attention. A three-level active labor market program is then proposed for the U.S.

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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 awd and published in 1995.
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