Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/33608
Authors: 
Algan, Yann
Cahuc, Pierre
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Discussion Papers 1928
Abstract: 
We argue that the efficiency of the Danish flexicurity Model, which combines high unemployment benefits with low job protection and high participation rate, relies on strong public-spiritedness. We also argue that Continental and Mediterranean European countries are unlikely to be able to implement the Danish Model because the lack of public-spiritedness of their citizens raises moral hazard issues which hinder the implementation of efficient public unemployment insurance.
Subjects: 
job protection
unemployment benefits
civic attitudes
JEL: 
J23
J65
J68
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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