Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/91759
Authors: 
Stovicek, Klara
Turrini, Alessandro
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
IZA Policy Paper 43
Abstract: 
This paper proposes a methodology for benchmarking unemployment benefits systems, with a view to assess reform needs and priorities. The methodology permits to assess different dimensions of unemployment benefit systems and to consider alternative relevant benchmarks. Looking at all relevant dimensions allows to better gauge how unemployment benefit systems perform in terms of their multi-faceted objectives (such as income support and stabilisation, incentives to take up work) and to have a more thorough assessment of each objective. Comparisons with alternative benchmarks offer the possibility of assessing against more meaningful country comparators, which take into account similarities in terms of economic fundamentals, institutions and policy settings. The methodology is applied to EU countries and results are discussed.
Subjects: 
unemployment insurance
unemployment assistance
tax and benefit policies
benchmarking
flexicurity
JEL: 
J65
J68
H20
H53
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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