Grady, Patrick and Kapsalis, Constantine (2002): The Approach to Seasonal Unemployment in the Nordic Countries: A Comparison with Canada. Published in:
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This paper compares policies with respect to seasonal unemployment in the five Nordic countries with Canada. A key finding of this study is that unlike Canada Nordic countries do notspecifically address seasonal employment. Another was that in spite of the weather fluctuations in seasonal unemployment were much less pronounced than in Canada. This paper reviews the labour market policies in the Nordic countries that contributed to lower levels of seasonal unemployment.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Institution:||Human Resource Development Canada|
|Original Title:||The Approach to Seasonal Unemployment in the Nordic Countries: A Comparison with Canada|
|Keywords:||Seasonal unemployment; labour market policies; Nordic countries; Canada|
|Subjects:||J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J08 - Labor Economics Policies
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J60 - General
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J6 - Mobility, Unemployment, and Vacancies > J65 - Unemployment Insurance; Severance Pay; Plant Closings
J - Labor and Demographic Economics > J0 - General > J01 - Labor Economics: General
|Depositing User:||Patrick Grady|
|Date Deposited:||15. May 2008 00:15|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 05:07|
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