Working Paper Series, Uppsala Center for Labor Studies, Department of Economics, Uppsala University
Income support systems, labour supply incentives and employment – some cross-country evidence
() and Peter Fredriksson
Abstract: This paper summarizes a set of expert reports commissioned
by the IFAU. The expert reports cover Estonia, Germany, Italy, the
Netherlands, Sweden, and the United Kingdom. These countries represent
range of welfare states, both in terms of scope and design. And in each
country there are interesting experiences from which other countries may
learn. The overall objective is to identify policy tools that help generate
sustained increases in employment in the long run. Therefore, we focus on
policies that improve the incentives for labour force participation and
reduce the barriers to participation.
Keywords: Labour force participation; employment; income support; long-run sustainability; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J08; J21; (follow links to similar papers)
26 pages, December 15, 2009
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