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Vad har LAS och a-kassan för effekt på arbetslösheten

Stjärnfäldt, Richard LU (2013) EKH460 20121
Department of Economic History
Abstract
Unemployment is one of the most debated political issues. Most politicians and scolars agree that it is at serious problem, but the theories of its causes and its remedies vary. Neoclassical theory blames among other things employment protection legislation and unemployment benefits and calls for less of both. In 1974 Swedens employment protection legislation LAS was implemented, and in 1993 the employment benefits was lowered from 90 per cent of previous income to 80 per cent. This thesis tries to enquire whether those political changes had the effects on unemployment that could be predicted from theory. The method is an econometric analysis combined with literature studies of previous research. The conclusion of the thesis is that it is... (More)
Unemployment is one of the most debated political issues. Most politicians and scolars agree that it is at serious problem, but the theories of its causes and its remedies vary. Neoclassical theory blames among other things employment protection legislation and unemployment benefits and calls for less of both. In 1974 Swedens employment protection legislation LAS was implemented, and in 1993 the employment benefits was lowered from 90 per cent of previous income to 80 per cent. This thesis tries to enquire whether those political changes had the effects on unemployment that could be predicted from theory. The method is an econometric analysis combined with literature studies of previous research. The conclusion of the thesis is that it is very difficult to tie the vast increase in unemployment in Sweden during the studied period to any of these changes, and that the econometric findings are not quite according to theory. (Less)
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Stjärnfäldt, Richard LU
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EKH460 20121
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
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Swedish
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4330914
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2014-02-26 10:45:55
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  abstract     = {Unemployment is one of the most debated political issues. Most politicians and scolars agree that it is at serious problem, but the theories of its causes and its remedies vary. Neoclassical theory blames among other things employment protection legislation and unemployment benefits and calls for less of both. In 1974 Swedens employment protection legislation LAS was implemented, and in 1993 the employment benefits was lowered from 90 per cent of previous income to 80 per cent. This thesis tries to enquire whether those political changes had the effects on unemployment that could be predicted from theory. The method is an econometric analysis combined with literature studies of previous research. The conclusion of the thesis is that it is very difficult to tie the vast increase in unemployment in Sweden during the studied period to any of these changes, and that the econometric findings are not quite according to theory.},
  author       = {Stjärnfäldt, Richard},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Vad har LAS och a-kassan för effekt på arbetslösheten},
  year         = {2013},
}