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Jochen Clasen

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780199270712

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2006

DOI: 10.1093/0199270716.001.0001

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Supporting unemployed people: income protection and activation

Supporting unemployed people: income protection and activation

(p.53) 4 Supporting unemployed people: income protection and activation
Reforming European Welfare States

Jochen Clasen (Contributor Webpage)

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The chapter discusses three periods of policy change in the field of social protection for unemployed people. It explains basic parameters of unemployment protection systems, contrasting contemporary systems with those which existed in the late 1970s. Making use of several indicators, it assess the scale and profile of change in each country. The different reform profiles are identified and their genesis discussed in the context of major legislative changes. It argues that the specific links between unemployment protection systems and respective national political economy structures have impacted strongly on the emerging reform profiles. Dynamic power relations within and across government parties, as well as contextual changes impeded or facilitated policies, thus explaining cross-national variations in the pace and profile of reform.

Keywords:   unemployment insurance, unemployment assistance, unemployment benefit, activation, political economy structures, social wage, trade unions, social partners, means testing, labour market policy

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