Research Report Unemployment Compensation in a Worldwide Recession
Wayne Vroman, Vera Brusentsev
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This paper examines data on unemployment compensation programs across a sample of 150 large countries that account for 99 percent of the world's population. It documents recipiency rates and replacement rates in the 66 countries with UC programs. It makes comparisons of the degree of earnings loss protection in countries arranged by geographic area and by income level. Overall it finds that UC replaces 11.7 percent of the earnings losses caused by unemployment.
Tags Unemployment and unemployment insurance
Policy Centers Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population