Unemployment Compensation throughout the World: A Comparative Analysis

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same pattern was observed. While an increased prevalence of nonstandard work arrangements and part-time work could contribute to this finding, it probably reflects other developments as well and, hence, merits additional study.

The main purpose of this analysis was to compare employment responsiveness in the OECD-20 countries with Asian countries. The results on this point are clear. On average, employment responds more to output changes in OECD-20 countries. As shown in Table 2.8 of Chapter 2, the responsiveness is about twice as large in the OECD- 20 countries. The same qualitative result was obtained when the other measures of employment change were used in the analysis.


Notes
1.
The countries are the G7 countries (Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States) plus Australia, the Netherlands, and Swe- den. See Sorrentino (2000) for a display of unemployment rates for these coun- tries and for a discussion of data comparability issues.
2.
Within the OECD-20, group, the four with the lowest per-capita GDP in 1999 were Spain, New Zealand, Portugal, and Greece. Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia had the lowest per-capita GDP among the nine Asian countries.

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Table of contents

  • 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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