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Anatomy of a wage subsidy

Hancké, Bob ORCID: 0000-0002-3334-231X, Van Overbeke, Toon ORCID: 0000-0002-0620-9943 and Voss, Dustin ORCID: 0000-0001-5329-2682 (2020) Anatomy of a wage subsidy. LSE European Politics and Policy (EUROPP) blog (28 Sep 2020). Blog Entry.

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Last week, the UK introduced a wage subsidy scheme that has strong similarities with the German Kurzarbeit (‘short work’) programme. Bob Hancké, Toon Van Overbeke and Dustin Voss argue that much in the UK’s approach is misguided. The German scheme works, they write, because it has three critical elements that are wholly or mostly absent in the UK. It would be a surprise, therefore, if it worked as intended – even leaving aside the potentially prohibitive shift in costs from government to employers.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
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Additional Information: © 2020 The Authors
Divisions: European Institute
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
J Political Science > JN Political institutions (Europe)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 15 Oct 2020 10:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 10:43

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