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Unemployment Policy : Government Options for the Labour Market - Dennis J. Snower

Unemployment Policy

Government Options for the Labour Market

By: Dennis J. Snower (Editor), Guillermo de la Dehesa (Editor)

Paperback Published: 14th July 1997
ISBN: 9780521599214
Number Of Pages: 620

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There is substantial disagreement among policy-makers about how governments should respond to the problem of high unemployment. Thus far there has been little, if any, systematic attempt to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of the main unemployment policies available to governments in market economies. Individual policy recommendations are usually made in isolation from one another. This book attempts to provide a balanced assessment of the various policy options, including the following: demand management versus supply-side policy, subsidizing employment and training, restructuring labour market regulations, and reforming the welfare state. The book also examines the political economy of unemployment policy and the effect of this policy on productivity growth.

Introduction Guillermo
General Policy Issues
Evaluating unemployment policies: what do the underlying theories tell us?
High unemployment from a political economy perspective Gilles
Demand Management and Supply-Side Policy
The role of demand-management policies in reducing unemployment
Edmund Phelps' theory of structural slumps and its policy implications
Subsidising Employment and Training
The simple economics of benefit transfers
Wage subsidy programmes: alternative designs
Technological development, competition from low-wage economies and low-skilled unemployment
Macroeconomic and policy implications of shifts in the relative demand for skills
Would cutting payroll taxes on the unskilled have a significant impact on unemployment?
Preventing long-term unemployment: an economic analysis
Labour Market Regulations
An analysis of firing costs and their implications for unemployment policy
Labour market regulation and unemployment
Policy, Job Reallocation and the Unemployment-Productivity Relation
Is there a trade-off between unemployment and productivity growth?
Gross job reallocation and labour market policy Pietro Garibaldi
Comparing Unemployment Policies
Unemployment in the OECD and its remedies
The unemployment and welfare effects of labour market policy: a comparison of the US and the UK Stephen
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ISBN: 9780521599214
ISBN-10: 0521599210
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 620
Published: 14th July 1997
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 3.48
Weight (kg): 0.9