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The Economics of Unemployment Insurance

1st Edition

By Mark M. Hauser, Paul Burrows


228 pages

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First published in 1969. This book analyses the role of Unemployment Insurance in a high-employment economy. It emphasises the social requirements of an income-maintenance scheme in the context of various economic policies, particularly government intervention in the labour market. The authors discuss other related problems including the relationship between Unemployment Insurance and redundancy compensation and the question of selectivity in social security.

This book provides a case study in a field bordering labour economics, public finance and social policy and will be useful as a textbook for both economists and sociologists, illustrating the relevance of economic analysis to social welfare policy. It offers comparisons of Unemployment Insurance in several European countries with the British scheme and in their final chapter the authors make important suggestions for policy changes in the structure of British Unemployment Insurance and in social security generally.

Table of Contents

Foreword Alan T. Peacock; Introduction; 1. Framework for the Examination of Unemployment Insurance 2. The Alleviation of Hardship 3. Unemployment Insurance and National Output 4. Unemployment Insurance and Stabilisation 5. Further Problems in Unemployment Insurance 6. Conclusions; Appendix; List of Works Cited; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Employment and Unemployment

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1969 and 1995, draw together research by leading academics in the area of employment and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volumes examine industrialisation, full employment, and unemployment and inequality from various perspectives. This set will be of particular interest to students of Economics and Business Studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Economics / General