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The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first CenturyA Report for the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti$
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Tito Boeri, Agar Brugiavini, and Lars Calmfors

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246588

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199246580.001.0001

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Unions and Unemployment Insurance

Unions and Unemployment Insurance

Chapter:
(p.234) 5 Unions and Unemployment Insurance
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The Role of Unions in the Twenty-first Century
Author(s):

Tito Boeri (Contributor Webpage)

Agar Brugiavini

Lars Calmfors (Contributor Webpage)

Alison Booth

Michael Burda (Contributor Webpage)

Daniele Checchi

Bernhard Ebbinghaus (Contributor Webpage)

Richard Freeman

Pietro Garibaldi (Contributor Webpage)

Bertil Holmlund

Robin Naylor

Martin Schludi

Thierry Verdier

Jelle Visser (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199246580.003.0011

Differences in unionization rates across countries appear to be related to how unemployment insurance is organized in different countries. The chapter presents the involvement of unions in the provision of unemployment insurance, highlighting theoretical considerations, policy arguments, and empirical evidence in favour of a particular unemployment insurance arrangement known as the ‘Ghent regime’.

Keywords:   Ghent regime, unemployment insurance, unionization rates, unions

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