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How war helped facilitate the introduction of unemployment insurance in the West

Obinger, Herbert and Schmitt, Carina (2020) How war helped facilitate the introduction of unemployment insurance in the West. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (20 Jan 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The question of whether governments should provide financial assistance to the unemployed has proven to be one of the most heated issues in modern politics. Yet given the opposition such schemes have faced throughout history, what prompted states to introduce them? Drawing on a new study, Herbert Obinger and Carina Schmitt highlight the crucial impact the West’s experience with war during the 20th century had in motivating states to adopt unemployment insurance systems.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HJ Public Finance
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2020 09:21
Last Modified: 29 Jun 2020 23:28
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/103600

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