|Appears in Collections:||Economics Journal Articles|
|Peer Review Status:||Refereed|
|Title:||Hours, Layoffs and Unemployment Insurance Funding: Theory and Practice in an International Perspective|
|Author(s):||Hart, Robert A|
FitzRoy, Felix R
|Citation:||Hart RA & FitzRoy FR (1985) Hours, Layoffs and Unemployment Insurance Funding: Theory and Practice in an International Perspective, Economic Journal, 95 (379), pp. 700-713.|
|Abstract:||The strikingly different behaviour of important economic aggregates in the United States and other industrial countries has received surprisingly little attention from economists. Among recent exceptions, however, Gordon (1982) has shown that wages and hours of work are much more flexible in the United Kingdom and Japan than in the United States. This paper offers an explanation for the contrasting layoff and hours of work experience between the United States and elsewhere, which moves away from the standard, somewhat institutional, reasons. We argue that differences in the application of the payroll tax system for funding unemployment insurance provide a new, and potentially important, approach to explaining these phenomena. In general terms, we have chosen to emphasise the important distinction between employment and hours adjustment because we believe that this has not been given sufficient attention in the related literature.|
|Rights:||The publisher does not allow this work to be made publicly available in this Repository. Please use the Request a Copy feature at the foot of the Repository record to request a copy directly from the author. You can only request a copy if you wish to use this work for your own research or private study.|
|Hart_1985_Hours_Layoffs_and_Unemployment_Insurance.pdf||919.73 kB||Adobe PDF||Under Permanent Embargo Request a copy|
Note: If any of the files in this item are currently embargoed, you can request a copy directly from the author by clicking the padlock icon above. However, this facility is dependent on the depositor still being contactable at their original email address.
This item is protected by original copyright
Items in the Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.
The metadata of the records in the Repository are available under the CC0 public domain dedication: No Rights Reserved https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/
If you believe that any material held in STORRE infringes copyright, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org providing details and we will remove the Work from public display in STORRE and investigate your claim.