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Design of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme. CEPS Research Report No 2017/04, February 2017

Beblavý, Miroslav and Lenaerts, Karolien and Maselli, Ilaria (2017) Design of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme. CEPS Research Report No 2017/04, February 2017. [Policy Paper]

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    Abstract

    In this extensive report, we assess how a European unemployment benefit scheme (EUBS) could be designed. To this end, we examine 18 EUBS variants, 4 equivalent and 14 genuine schemes, and their key features. Some of these features can also be found in national unemployment benefit schemes, while others are more related to the EUBS context. We analyse the design of a common EUBS in previous literature and combine these insights with results for the legal and operational options as well as constraints and the economic value added obtained as part of our study on the “Feasibility and Added Value of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme”. All this information is integrated into a summary fiche for each of the 18 EUBS variants studied. In addition, the report deals with a range of policy issues including convergence, minimum requirements and accession criteria.

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    Item Type: Policy Paper
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > employment/labour market
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Series: Series > Centre for European Policy Studies (Brussels) > CEPS Research Reports
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2017 13:25
    Number of Pages: 146
    Last Modified: 24 Feb 2017 13:25
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/84484

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