Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/92338
Authors: 
Vodopivex, Milan
Year of Publication: 
2013
Citation: 
[Journal:] IZA Journal of Labor Policy [ISSN:] 2193-9004 [Publisher:] Springer [Place:] Heidelberg [Volume:] 2 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-23
Abstract: 
The paper analyzes key labor market and institutional features of developing countries that affect functioning of unemployment insurance: a large informal sector, weak administrative capacity, and large political risk. It argues that these countries should tailor an OECD-style unemployment insurance program to their circumstances, among others by relying on self-insurance (via unemployment insurance savings accounts), complemented by solidarity funding, as a key source of financing; by simplifying monitoring of job-search behavior and labor market status; and by piggybacking on existing networks to administer benefits. The paper also addresses the question whether developing countries should introduce unemployment insurance.
Subjects: 
unemployment
unemployment insurance
monitoring of benefits
unemployment insurance savings accounts
JEL: 
J65
J68
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Creative Commons License: 
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
Document Type: 
Article
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