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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...

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...

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...

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...

II Crisis and Recovery

II Crisis and Recovery »

Source: The Netherlands : Transforming a Market Economy

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 1999

ISBN: 9781557758040

Keywords: wage, employment, unemployment, benefits, wages

Crisis of the Early 1980s...

V Cyclical Tensions and the Challenge of EMU

V Cyclical Tensions and the Challenge of EMU »

Source: The Netherlands : Transforming a Market Economy

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 1999

ISBN: 9781557758040

Keywords: wage, employment, unemployment, benefits, wages

The economic dynamism of the Netherlands in the 1994–98 period, and the advanced stage of the business cycle, began to pose new policy challenges as the economy approached monetary union. This section assess...

I Overview

I Overview »

Source: The Netherlands : Transforming a Market Economy

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 1999

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...

III Policy Reforms and Employment Creation

III Policy Reforms and Employment Creation »

Source: The Netherlands : Transforming a Market Economy

Series: Occasional Papers

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 July 1999

ISBN: 9781557758040

Keywords: wage, employment, unemployment, benefits, wages

The economic turnaround described in the previous section was associated with a major shift in policies in 1982. In that year, a new government took office, with the objective of pursuing fiscal consolidatio...