publication . Preprint . 1999

Unemployment and unemployment protection in three groups of countries

Vroman, Wayne;
Open Access
  • Published: 31 May 1999
This report examines unemployment protection with emphasis on three groups of countries: 1) OECD, 2) Central-East Europe and the Former Soviet Union; and 3) East and South Asia. Section 1 notes the presence of various public social protection programs including pensions, work injury insurance, health insurance, and unemployment benefits. Section 2 describes the measurement of unemployment in these countries and provides details of their unemployment protection programs including unemployment insurance, unemployment assistance, and severance pay schemes. Section 3 explores the costs of providing unemployment protection. It decomposes the cost of unemployment prot...
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See Figure8.1, Table 8.2 and Figure 8.5 and the related text in Schmid and Reissert (1996). 0.10 and 0.15 to have a sustainable UI program. Estimates from Ukraine in 1997were as

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