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Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek?

Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek? »

Source: Are the French Happy with the 35-Hour Workweek?

Volume/Issue: 2006/251

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Marcello Estevão , and Filipa Sa

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 November 2006

ISBN: 9781451865110

Keywords: Workweek, coordination, job-sharing, employment, small firms, unemployed, unemployment, firm size, Time Allocation and Labor Supply,

Legally mandated reductions in the workweek can be either a constraint on individuals' choice or a tool to coordinate individuals' preferences for lower work hours. We confront these two hypotheses by studying the...

Are the Unemployed Unemployable?

Are the Unemployed Unemployable? »

Source: Are the Unemployed Unemployable?

Volume/Issue: 1994/64

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gilles Saint-Paul

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 June 1994

ISBN: 9781451848496

Keywords: unemployment, aggregate unemployment, unemployment rate, skilled workers, unemployed

This paper develops a matching model of the labor market under wage rigidity when hiring decisions are irreversible. There are two types of workers, the skilled and the unskilled. The model is used to analyze wheth...

Argentina

Argentina »

Source: Argentina : Macroeconomic Crisis and Household Vulnerability

Volume/Issue: 2003/89

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Gabriela Inchauste , Ana Corbacho , and Mercedes Garcia-Escribano

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 April 2003

ISBN: 9781451851304

Keywords: macroeconomic crisis, household welfare, unemployment, employment, unemployed, unemployment insurance, unemployment rates, National Government Expenditures and Welfare Programs, General Welfare,

Using urban household surveys, we constructed a panel dataset to study the effects of the Argentine macroeconomic crisis of 1999-2002 with the aim of (1) identifying the most vulnerable households, (2) investigatin...

Aspects of the Swiss Labor Market

Aspects of the Swiss Labor Market »

Source: Aspects of the Swiss Labor Market

Volume/Issue: 1996/3

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Paula De Masi , and S. Henry

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1996

ISBN: 9781451841855

Keywords: unemployment, unemployment benefits, unemployment rate, employment, unemployed

This paper presents an analysis of the behavior of the Swiss labor market, which emphasizes both changes to labor supply and real wage inflexibility as determinants of recent unusually high levels of unemployment....

Australia

Australia »

Source: Australia : Background Material

Volume/Issue: 1995/29

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 10 May 1995

ISBN: 9781451801927

Keywords: employment, unemployed, unemployment, budget position, tax revenue

This paper describes the developments in the Australian labor market during the 1990s. In 1994, a number of new labor market programs were launched, directed especially at the long-term unemployed, and a further st...

The Baltics and Bulgaria

The Baltics and Bulgaria »

Source: The Baltics and Bulgaria : Labor Markets in Hard-Peg Accession Countries

Volume/Issue: 2001/164

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 2001

ISBN: 9781451818178

Keywords: labor market, unemployed, labor market policies, labor force, Baltic countries,

The paper examines labor market developments in the four hard-peg European Union (EU) accession candidates during transition, with a view toward understanding the persistent high unemployment experienced in each co...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : Recent Economic Developments

Volume/Issue: 1996/25

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 07 May 1996

ISBN: 9781451803051

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployed, public debt, primary expenditure

This paper describes economic developments in Belgium during the 1990s. The moderate recovery experienced by Belgium in 1994 slowed in the course of 1995 as foreign demand faltered, and GDP growth for 1995 as a who...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : Selected Background Issues

Volume/Issue: 1995/8

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 02 February 1995

ISBN: 9781451803044

Keywords: employment, current account, public sector employment, unemployed, unemployment

This Selected Background Issues paper analyzes the competitiveness issues for Belgium and analyzes in what sense competitiveness is important for the country. The paper summarizes the approach followed in Belgium t...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1998/64

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 04 September 1998

ISBN: 9781451949186

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployed, fixed investment, indirect taxes

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : Statistical Appendix

Volume/Issue: 1999/16

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 09 April 1999

ISBN: 9781451803082

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployed, fixed investment, indirect taxes

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discuss...