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This paper analyzes Algeria’s unemployment and labor market developments and assesses the factors that may hamper … employment creation. It estimates employment-to-GDP elasticity for Algeria’s main sectors and different age groups, and … assesses the effect of improvements in Algeria’s labor market flexibility on unemployment outcomes. The results on the …
The aim of this paper is to provide new estimates of employment-output elasticities and assess the effect of structural … and macroeocnomic policies on the employment-intensity of growth. Using an unbalanced panel of 167 countries over the … reducing government size have a significant and positive impact on employment elasticities. In addition, the results also …
productivity in Algeria is associated with higher unemployment than the sample average, though recent positive terms of trade … unemployment is higher in Algeria than in other countries. The results are robust to various panel econometric methods and …
reducing employment protection of permanent workers. Substantially reforming the collective bargaining system and reducing the …The Spanish labor market is not working: the unemployment rate is structurally very high; wages are not very responsive … to labor market conditions, causing a high cyclicality of unemployment; and the labor market is highly dual. Compared …
Important issues of the Netherlands are discussed. Openness to trade has benefited the Netherlands before the crisis and has supported the recent recovery process. However, both financial openness and trade linkages have also been a transmission channel for the financial crisis. Synchronized...
.C from 1991 to 2008, we present econometric evidence that supports that changes in state-level unemployment rates are linked … causality going from mismatches and housing conditions to unemployment rates. The numerical estimates imply that the structural … unemployment rate in 2010 was about 1¾ percentage points higher than before the onset of the housing market meltdown at end-2006 …
Using panel data for 15 industrial countries, active labor market policies (ALMPs) are shown to have raised employment … variables. Among such policies, direct subsidies to job creation were the most effective. ALMPs also affected employment rates … by reducing real wages below levels allowed by technological growth, changes in the unemployment rate, and institutional …
Recessions leave scars on the labor market. Over 200 million people across the globe are estimated to be unemployed at … present resulting from the Great Recession of 2007–09. We assess the human cost of increased unemployment by surveying what … is known about the effects of past recessions. If past is prologue, the cost to the unemployed (and society) could be …
€”to improve employment rates in Finland. It summarizes recent labor market developments in Finland, and investigates respectively … the limitation of current unemployment and disability benefit schemes. The paper identifies possible strategies to … activate recipients, and focuses on strategies to boost youth employment rates. The paper also discusses the possibility of …
, we simulate the effects of this reform on unemployment, employment, and welfare. We estimate that the CNE will lead to … countries or reforms of employment protection laws. Using a model that captures the characteristics of the French labor market …