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The Netherlands
			: Transforming a Market Economy

The Netherlands : Transforming a Market Economy »

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 1999

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557758040.084

ISBN: 9781557758040

Keywords: wage, employment, unemployment, benefits, wages

The striking turnaround in the Netherlands economic performance over the past decade and a half has attracted widespread attention. Emerging from deep recession and high unemployment in the early 1980s, the economy...

Belgium

Belgium »

Source: Belgium : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502381

Keywords: employment, unemployment, unemployment benefits

This 2011 Article IV Consultation reports that the vulnerability of Belgium's sovereign debt to market pressures makes credible medium-term fiscal consolidation a priority. The 2012 budget includes sizable consolid...

Belgium: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex

Belgium: Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation—Informational Annex »

Source: Belgium : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502381

Keywords: employment, unemployment, unemployment benefits

This 2011 Article IV Consultation reports that the vulnerability of Belgium's sovereign debt to market pressures makes credible medium-term fiscal consolidation a priority. The 2012 budget includes sizable consolid...

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative March 9, 2012

Statement by the IMF Staff Representative March 9, 2012 »

Source: Belgium : Staff Report for the 2011 Article IV Consultation

Volume/Issue: 2012/55

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 20 March 2012

ISBN: 9781475502381

Keywords: employment, unemployment, unemployment benefits

This 2011 Article IV Consultation reports that the vulnerability of Belgium's sovereign debt to market pressures makes credible medium-term fiscal consolidation a priority. The 2012 budget includes sizable consolid...

Social Safety Nets
			: Issues and Recent Experience

Social Safety Nets : Issues and Recent Experience »

Series: Books

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 15 April 1998

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781557756800.071

ISBN: 9781557756800

Keywords: benefits, wage, unemployment, social protection, wages

The 14 papers that comprise this book, edited by Ke-young Chu and Sanjeev Gupta, provide a comprehensive review of the IMF's work on social safety nets. Part I provides a broad overview of the social concerns in st...

Unemployment Benefits Versus Conditional Negative Income Taxes

Unemployment Benefits Versus Conditional Negative Income Taxes »

Source: Unemployment Benefits Versus Conditional Negative Income Taxes

Volume/Issue: 1995/65

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dennis Snower

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 July 1995

ISBN: 9781451848649

Keywords: unemployment, unemployment benefits, employment, unemployment benefit, unemployment insurance

The paper analyzes the wage-employment effects of replacing unemployment benefits by negative income taxes. It first surveys the major equity and efficiency effects of unemployment benefits versus negative income t...

Finland

Finland »

Source: Finland : Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 2007/278

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 06 August 2007

ISBN: 9781451813272

Keywords: disability, unemployed, unemployment benefits

This Selected Issues paper investigates the possible contribution of activation strategies-in a broad sense-to improve employment rates in Finland. It summarizes recent labor market developments in Finland, and inv...

Germany

Germany »

Source: Germany : Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues

Volume/Issue: 1996/111

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 28 October 1996

ISBN: 9781451810301

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

This Recent Economic Developments and Selected Issues paper highlights that Germany's recovery from the 1993 recession, which had already been weaker than the previous three recoveries, stalled in the third quarter...

Explaining Unemployment in Spain

Explaining Unemployment in Spain »

Source: Explaining Unemployment in Spain : Structural Change, Cyclical Fluctuations, and Labor Market Rigidities

Volume/Issue: 1994/102

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Jeffrey Franks

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 September 1994

ISBN: 9781451852578

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

Spain has the most serious and persistent unemployment problem in Europe, with an unemployment rate that reached 24.6 percent in early 1994. This paper explores the characteristics of this unemployment problem, its...

Evaluating Unemployment Policies

Evaluating Unemployment Policies »

Source: Evaluating Unemployment Policies : What Do the Underlying Theories Tell Us?

Volume/Issue: 1995/7

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Dennis Snower

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 January 1995

ISBN: 9781451842388

Keywords: unemployment, employment, unemployed, unemployment benefits, unemployment rates

The paper surveys unemployment policies for advanced market economies and evaluates them by examining the predictions of the underlying macroeconomic theories. The basic idea is that, for the most part, different u...