Working paper no. 12/2005


Availability criteria in 25 countries

This working paper, which is a follow-up on a similar one from 1998, presents the results from a survey on job availability rules for unemployed, which was carried out by the Ministry of Finance in the winter of 2003/2004. The survey covers availability rules for 25 countries including 7 new EU-countries. The results form the basis of a summary indicator, the purpose of which is to improve deeper and broader research on factors affecting structural unemployment.

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Author: Søren Hasselpflug 
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