ERIC Number: ED141495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
An International Review of Unemployment Insurance Schemes.
Blaustein, Saul J.; Craig, Isabel
Fifteenth in a series designed to provide a broad review of unemployment insurance and related issues, this study describes existing unemployment insurance programs, as they applied in 1975, in 22 selected countries, with particular emphasis on programs in the industrialized nations of Western Europe, North America, and Japan, as well as on those in several less developed nations. The report emphasizes the systems in the United States and Canada as bases for comparison. Following an introductory chaper, which discusses the scope of the report, Chapter II describes the various types of unemployment benefit schemes in use and classifies countries by type. Coverage, eligibility, and benefit provisions are discussed in the next four chapters, and the treatment of special categories of unemployed workers in chapter VII. Financing and administrative arrangements are taken up in chapters VIII and IX. Chapter X discusses various measures used to promote reemployment and to improve the functioning of the labor market. Tables appear throughout the report, and a bibliography is included. An appendix contains summaries of the unemployment insurance programs in each of 10 countries. Another appendix describes activities of the International Labor Organization and the International Social Security Association in the field of unemployment insurance. (Author/LMS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Upjohn (W.E.) Inst. for Employment Research, Kalamazoo, MI.