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Unions and Unemployment Insurance

Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, Lars Calmfors, Alison Booth, Michael Burda, Daniele Checchi, Bernhard Ebbinghaus, Richard Freeman, Pietro Garibaldi, Bertil Holmlund, Robin Naylor, Martin Schludi, Thierry Verdier and Jelle Visser

in The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century

Published in print August 2001 | ISBN: 9780199246588
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191596001 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199246580.003.0011
 Unions and Unemployment Insurance

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Differences in unionization rates across countries appear to be related to how unemployment insurance is organized in different countries. The chapter presents the involvement of unions in the provision of unemployment insurance, highlighting theoretical considerations, policy arguments, and empirical evidence in favour of a particular unemployment insurance arrangement known as the ‘Ghent regime’.

Keywords: Ghent regime; unemployment insurance; unionization rates; unions

Chapter.  6278 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Macroeconomics and Monetary Economics

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