Structural Change, Welfare Systems, and Labour Reallocation: Lessons from the Transition of…

Hardcover | August 1, 2000

byTito Boeri

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This books deals with labour reallocation in the midst of structural change, drawing on the experience of economic transition in formerly planned economies. It details those features of social welfare systems best suited to fostering structural change while at the same time reducing socialcosts. The interaction between labour and social policies is studies, showing the crucial role that non-employment benefits play in both the scope and the speed of transition. By including the influence of education systems, institution-building, and policy-enforcement mechanisms, this book goes beyondprevious studies to provide a detailed analysis of the many contributing factors to the success or failure of the transition process.

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This books deals with labour reallocation in the midst of structural change, drawing on the experience of economic transition in formerly planned economies. It details those features of social welfare systems best suited to fostering structural change while at the same time reducing socialcosts. The interaction between labour and soc...

Tito Boeri is Professor of Economics at Bocconi University, Milan. Formerly Senior Economist at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), he is Director of the Fondazione Rodolfo Debenedetti, and a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Comparative Economics.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198293658

ISBN - 13:9780198293651

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Table of Contents

IntroductionChapter 1. The Puzzles of TransitionAnnex 1. Building blocks of the models of the speed of transitionChapter 2. The Timing of ReformsAnnex 2. A simple model of transitionChapter 3. Safety Nets, Earning Inequalities, and ReallocationAnnex 3. The structure of benefits and job reallocationChapter 4. Returning to EuropeAnnex 4. Non-employment benefits and the informal sector

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`This book provides a sharp and penetrating analysis of the interaction between labour and social policies, and illuminates the often neglected influence of education systems, and institution-building. Highly recommended reading for everyone interested in post-socialist transition, laboureconomics, and welfare state reform.'Janos Kornai, Harvard University and Collegium Budapest