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Type Working Paper - SP Discussion Paper
Title Unemployment Benefit Systems in Central and Eastern Europe: A Review of the 1990s
Author(s)
Issue 310
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2003
URL http://www-wds.worldbank.org/external/default/WDSContentServer/WDSP/IB/2003/07/26/000094946_03071512​065264/Rendered/PDF/multi0page.pdf
Abstract
One of the most conspicuous consequences of the transition of former socialist
economies has been the emergence of large-scale, open unemployment - a phenomenon
unheard of before the transition. These economies have thus been confronted with the
difficult task of protecting the unemployed while avoiding undue fiscal costs and minimizing
work disincentives created by such protection.

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