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Social Protection versus Economic Flexibility: Is There a Trade-Off?

Rebecca M. Blank

Conference held December 14-15, 1992
Published in January 1994 by University of Chicago Press
© 1994 by the National Bureau of Economic Research
in NBER Book Series Comparative Labor Markets

NBER Program(s):LS, AG

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386 pages
ISBN: 0-226-05678-3

Table of Contents

Front matter, table of contents, preface: Rebecca M. Blank (p. -11 - 0) (bibliographic info) (download)
Introduction: Rebecca M. Blank (p. 1 - 20) (bibliographic info) (download)
1. Evaluating the Connection between Social Protection and Economic Flexibility: Rebecca M. Blank, Richard B. Freeman (p. 21 - 42) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
2. Trends in Social Protection Programs and Expenditures in the 1980s: Peter Scherer (p. 43 - 58) (bibliographic info) (download)
3. Does Employment Protection Inhibit Labor Market Flexibility? Lessons from Germany, France, and Belgium: Katharine G. Abraham, Susan N. Houseman (p. 59 - 94) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
4. Patterns in Regional Labor Market Adjustment: The United States versus Japan: Edward B. Montgomery (p. 95 - 118) (bibliographic info) (download)
5. Housing Market Regulations and Housing Market Performance in the United States, Germany, and Japan: Axel Börsch-Supan (p. 119 - 156) (bibliographic info) (download)
6. Health Insurance Provision and Labor Market Efficiency in the United States and Germany: Douglas Holtz-Eakin (p. 157 - 188) (bibliographic info) (download)
7. Social Security and Older Workers' Labor Market Responsiveness: The United States, Japan, and Sweden: Marcus E. Rebick (p. 189 - 222) (bibliographic info) (download)
8. Public Sector Growth and Labor Market Flexibility: The United States versus the United Kingdom: Rebecca M. Blank (p. 223 - 264) (bibliographic info) (download)
9. Does Public Health Insurance Reduce Labor Market Flexibility or Encourage the Underground Economy? Evidence from Spain and the United States: Sara de la Rica, Thomas Lemieux (p. 265 - 300) (bibliographic info) (download) (Working Paper version)
10. Social Welfare Programs for Women and Children: The United States versus France: Maria J. Hanratty (p. 301 - 332) (bibliographic info) (download)
11. Three Regimes of Child Care: The United States, the Netherlands, and Sweden: Siv Gustafsson, Frank P. Stafford (p. 333 - 362) (bibliographic info) (download)
List of Contributors, Indexes: Rebecca M. Blank (p. 363 - 378) (bibliographic info) (download)
 
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