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Income support systems, labour supply incentives and employment - some cross-country evidence
Anders Forslund Peter Fredriksson
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 represe...
Labour supply incentives and income support systems in Estonia
In this paper we give an overview of labour supply incentives present in the Estonian income support system and how changes during the last ten years in the Estonian benefit system have inf...
Labour supply incentives, income support systems and taxes in Sweden
Comparing Sweden to other EU countries, labour force participation rates of older individuals and females are high. These facts are consistent with the idea that institutional design matter...
Welfare reforms and labour supply in Italy
This paper looks at welfare reforms in Italy and their effects on labour supply. I focus on social security reforms, which have taken place in the 1990s and on labour market reforms. Old age soc...
Institutions and labor market outcomes in the Netherlands
Pieter Gautier Bas van der Klaauw
In this paper we provide a description of the labor market in the Netherlands. Compared to other OECD countries labor force participation is high and the unemployment rate is low (also for young...
How do income-support systems in the UK affect labour force participation?
This paper reviews how income-support systems affect labour force participation in the UK. The UK’s approach to social insurance is “basic security”, with modest, typically flat-rate, benefits; ...
Income support systems, labor market policies and labor supply: the German experience
In view of the demographic trends, most EU countries face the problem of a declining work force in the future. Understanding the interaction between income support systems (such as unemployment ...
Local polynomial regression with truncated or censored response
Maria Karlsson Eva Cantoni Xavier de Luna
Truncation or censoring of the response variable in a regression model is a problem in many applications, e.g. when the response is insurance claims or the durations of unemployment spells. We i...
Seeking similarity: how immigrants and natives manage at the labor market
Lena Hensvik Oskar Nordström Skans Olof Åslund
We show that immigrant managers are substantially more likely to hire immigrants than are native managers. The finding holds when comparing establishments in the same 5-digit industry and locati...
Effects of outsourcing employment services: evidence from a randomized experiment
In many countries welfare services that traditionally have been provided by the public sector are increasingly being contracted out to private providers. But are private contractors better at pr...