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Structural Change, Welfare Systems, and Labour Reallocation : Lessons from the Transition of Formerly Planned Economies - Tito Boeri

Structural Change, Welfare Systems, and Labour Reallocation

Lessons from the Transition of Formerly Planned Economies

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2000
ISBN: 9780198293651
Number Of Pages: 256

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This books deals with labour reallocation in the midst of structural change, drawing on the experience of economic transition in formerly planned economies. It details those features of social welfare systems best suited to fostering structural change while at the same time reducing social costs. The interaction between labour and social policies is studies, showing the crucial role that non-employment benefits play in both the scope and the speed of transition. By including the influence of education systems, institution-building, and policy-enforcement mechanisms, this book goes beyond previous studies to provide a detailed analysis of the many contributing factors to the success or failure of the transition process.

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`As transition took place in Eastern Europe, the first order of business was to understand the interactions between the decline of the state sector, the growth of the private sector, and unemployment. The second was to think about the role of existing institutions, in particular labour market institutions, in shaping these evolutions. The third was to think about the best way to redesign the institutions. This remarkable book presents what we have learned at each step. It should be required reading for all those involved in understanding, guiding, and shaping transition.' Olivier Blanchard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology `This book provides a sharp and penetrating analysis of the interaction between labour and social policies, and illuminates the often neglected influence of education systems, and institution-building. Highly recommended reading for everyone interested in post-socialist transition, labour economics, and welfare state reform.' Janos Kornai, Harvard University and Collegium Budapest

Introduction Chapter 1. The Puzzles of Transition Annex 1. Building blocks of the models of the speed of transition Chapter 2. The Timing of Reforms Annex 2. A simple model of transition Chapter 3. Safety Nets, Earning Inequalities, and Reallocation Annex 3. The structure of benefits and job reallocation Chapter 4. Returning to Europe Annex 4. Non-employment benefits and the informal sector

ISBN: 9780198293651
ISBN-10: 0198293658
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st August 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.42

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