Unemployment Replacement Rates Dataset Among 34 Welfare States, 1971-2009: An Update, Extension and Modification of the Scruggs' Welfare State Entitlements Data Set

NEUJOBS Special Report No. 2

75 Pages Posted: 25 Jan 2012  

Olaf van Vliet

Leiden University - Leiden Law School; Leiden University - Department of Economics

Koen Caminada

Leiden Law School - Department of Economics

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

This data set provides data on unemployment benefit schemes in 34 welfare states. The data set updates, extends and modifies Scruggs’ dataset (2005). The current data set includes all 27 member states of the European Union (EU) and 7 non-EU OECD countries for the period 1971-2009. The codebook contains descriptions of the variables included as well as country-specific sources and notes. Descriptive analyses show that replacement rates in EU15 countries have been increased and converged, while the trend for New Member States is downward sloping.

Keywords: Unemployment benefits, labour market, replacement rates, welfare state indicator, international comparisons

JEL Classification: C82, H53, H55, I30, J38, J60

Suggested Citation

van Vliet, Olaf and Caminada, Koen, Unemployment Replacement Rates Dataset Among 34 Welfare States, 1971-2009: An Update, Extension and Modification of the Scruggs' Welfare State Entitlements Data Set (January 1, 2012). NEUJOBS Special Report No. 2. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1991214 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1991214

Olaf Van Vliet (Contact Author)

Leiden University - Leiden Law School ( email )

Steenschuur 25 PO Box 9520
Leiden, 2300 RA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.leiden.edu/organisation/taxlawandeconomics/economics/staff/vliet.html

Leiden University - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.leiden.edu/organisation/taxlawandeconomics/economics/staff/vliet.html

Koen Caminada

Leiden Law School - Department of Economics ( email )

P.O. Box 9520
2300 RA Leiden, NL-2300RA
Netherlands
++31715277858 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.law.leiden.edu/organisation/taxlawandeconomics/economics/staff/caminada.html

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