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Title:Economic downturn and stress testing European welfare systems PDF Logo
Authors:Figari, Francesco
Salvatori, Andrea
Sutherland, Holly
Issue Date:2010
Series/Report no.:ISER Working Paper Series 2010-18
Abstract:As unemployment rises across the European Union (EU) it is important to understand the extent to which the incomes of the new unemployed are protected by tax-benefit systems and to assess the cost pressures on the governments. This paper uses the EU tax-benefit model EUROMOD to explore these issues, comparing effects in five countries. It provides evidence on the differing degrees of resilience of the household incomes of the newly unemployed due to the variations in the protection offered by the tax-benefit systems, according to whether unemployment benefit is payable, the household situation of the unemployed person, and across countries.
Subjects:Unemployment
European Union
Household income
Microsimulation
JEL:C81
H55
I3
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ISER Working Paper Series, Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER), University of Essex

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