Design of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme

CEPS Research Report, No 2017/04, February 2017

146 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2017

See all articles by Miroslav Beblavý

Miroslav Beblavý

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Karolien Lenaerts

CEPS

Ilaria Maselli

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)

Date Written: February 21, 2017

Abstract

In this extensive report, we assess how a European unemployment benefit scheme (EUBS) could be designed. To this end, we examine 18 EUBS variants, 4 equivalent and 14 genuine schemes, and their key features. Some of these features can also be found in national unemployment benefit schemes, while others are more related to the EUBS context. We analyse the design of a common EUBS in previous literature and combine these insights with results for the legal and operational options as well as constraints and the economic value added obtained as part of our study on the “Feasibility and Added Value of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme”. All this information is integrated into a summary fiche for each of the 18 EUBS variants studied. In addition, the report deals with a range of policy issues including convergence, minimum requirements and accession criteria.

Keywords: European Unemployment Benefit Scheme, EUBS

Suggested Citation

Beblavý, Miroslav and Lenaerts, Karolien and Maselli, Ilaria, Design of a European Unemployment Benefit Scheme (February 21, 2017). CEPS Research Report, No 2017/04, February 2017, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3075180

Miroslav Beblavý (Contact Author)

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

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Karolien Lenaerts

CEPS ( email )

1 Place du Congres, 1000
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

Ilaria Maselli

Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) ( email )

1 Place du Congres, 1000
Brussels, 1000
Belgium

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