Unemployment Compensation throughout the World: A Comparative Analysis

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2.1 Major Countries, by Region, in 1999, and Selected Regional Characteristics 13
2.2 Average Inflation Rates and Real GDP Growth Rates in Six Regions, 1970—1995 19
2.3 Average Population Growth Rates and Real Per-Capita GDP Growth Rates in Six Regions, 1970—1995 21
2.4 Number of Independent Countries, by Major Geographic Area, 1949—1999 26
2.5 Countries with Labor Force Surveys, 1949—1999 27
2.6 Average Unemployment Rates, by Region, 1980s and 1990s 33
2.7 Regression Analysis of Presence and Ongoing Use of Labor Force Surveys 35
2.8 Regression Analysis of Employment Response Coefficients in OECD-20 and East and South Asian Countries 39
3.1 Growth of Unemployment Compensation Programs, 1949—1999 53
3.2 Regression Results for Presence and Adoption of Unemployment Compensation, 1949—1999 56
3.3 Unemployment Compensation Costs in Selected Countries during the 1990s 65
3.4 UA Share of Beneficiaries in Mixed UI-UA Systems 73
4.1 Selected Labor Market Indicators for OECD-20 Countries, 1990s 84
4.2 Regression Results for Percentage of Expenditures on Active Measures, 19 OECD Countries 102
5.1 Unemployment Rates and Unemployment in CEE-FSU Countries, 1994 —2001 111
6.1 Summary Characteristics of Asian Economies and Labor Markets 129
6.2 Unemployment Rates and UC Recipiency Rates for Four Asian Countries, 1990—2001 134
8.1 Average Employment Shares, by Region, in 2000 174
8.2 Regression Analysis of Employment Shares, by Region, in 2000 176

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  • Unemployment Compensation Throughout the World - A Comparative Analysis *
  • Contents v
  • Figures vii
  • Tables viii
  • 1 - Introduction 1
  • Notes 6
  • Part 1 - A Global Perspective *
  • 2 - Economic Performance and Unemployment 9
  • Notes 42
  • 3 - Unemployment Protection 45
  • Notes 75
  • Part 2 - Regional Aspects of Unemployment Protection *
  • 4 - Unemployment Compensation in the Oecd-20 Countries 81
  • Notes 106
  • 5 - Unemployment Compensation in the Cee-Fsu Countries 109
  • Notes 125
  • 6 - Unemployment Compensation in East and South Asia 127
  • Notes 143
  • 7 - Unemployment Compensation in Latin American and Caribbean Countries 145
  • Notes 165
  • Part 3 - Problem Areas for Unemployment Compensation Programs *
  • 8 - Three Problem Areas for Unemployment Compensation Programs 169
  • Notes 210
  • 9 - Conclusion 213
  • Appendix A - Labor Market Data for 150 Countries 219
  • Appendix B - Output Changes and Employment Changes 227
  • Notes 232
  • Appendix C - Regression Estimates of Uc Benefit Generosity 233
  • Appendix D - Uc Provisions and Uc Costs in Cee-Fsu Countries 235
  • Appendix E - Determinants of Long-Term Unemployment Percentages 245
  • Notes 252
  • References 253
  • The Authors 259
  • Index 261
  • About the Institute 273
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