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Crises, Labor Market Policy, and Unemployment, Davide Furceri, Lorenzo E. Bernal-Verdugo, Dominique Guillaume

Abstract
Using a sample of 97 countries spanning the period 1980?2008, we estimate that financial crises have a large negative impact on unemployment in the short term, but that this effect rapidly disappears in the medium term in countries with flexible labor market institutions, whereas the impact of financial crises is less pronounced but more persistent in countries with more rigid labor market institutions. These effects are even larger for youth unemployment in the short term and long-term unemployment in the medium term. Conversely, large upfront, or gradual but significant, comprehensive labor market policies have a positive impact on unemployment, albeit only in the medium term
Table Of Contents
Cover; Contents; I. Introduction; Figures; 1. The Evolution of Unemployment Across the Regions; II. Data and Descriptive Statistics; 2. Increase in Unemployment Following a Crisis vs. Labor Market Flexibility; III. The Impact of Financial Crises on Unemployment; A. Methodology; B. Results; 3. The Effect of Financial Crises on Unemployment Outcomes; C. Robustness Tests; 4. The Effect of Financial Crises on Unemployment Outcomes: Robustness Check; IV. Labor Market Flexibility and the Response of Unemployment to Financial Crises
Language
eng
Literary Form
non fiction
Note
At head of title: Middle East and Central Asia Department
Physical Description
1 online resource (31 p.)
Specific Material Designation
remote
Form Of Item
online
Isbn
9780146394898

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