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What Difference does a Job Make? The Income Consequences of Joblessness in Europe


  • Herwig Immervoll
  • Cathal O'Donoghue

    (Department of Economics, National University of Ireland, Galway)


We measure the distributions of replacement rates in four European countries and consider the forces both economic and demographic that drive these measures. Going beyond simple calculated replacement rates for ?typical

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  • Herwig Immervoll & Cathal O'Donoghue, 2002. "What Difference does a Job Make? The Income Consequences of Joblessness in Europe," Working Papers 0057, National University of Ireland Galway, Department of Economics, revised 2002.
  • Handle: RePEc:nig:wpaper:0057

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    1. Lietz, Christine & Mantovani, Daniela, 2006. "Lessons from building and using EUROMOD," EUROMOD Working Papers EM5/06, EUROMOD at the Institute for Social and Economic Research.

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    • C81 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Data Collection and Data Estimation Methodology; Computer Programs - - - Methodology for Collecting, Estimating, and Organizing Microeconomic Data; Data Access


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