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Working Papers

Protecting Workers against Unemployment in Uruguay


CODE: IDB-WP-267
AUTHOR(s): Amarante, Veronica , Arim, Rodrigo , Dean, Andres
PUBLISHED: October 2011
LANGUAGE: English
RELATED TOPICS: Poverty Reduction and Labor
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Abstract:

This paper considers the main institutional features of the Uruguayan labor market and its recent evolution and analyzes the main policies aimed at protecting workers against unemployment. Using administrative data from social security records, the paper studies the dynamics of the labor market, particularly, inflows and outflows from the formal labor market, as well as the effect, in terms of earnings loss, of episodes out of the formal labor market. Finally, it presents an impact evaluation of recent changes in the unemployment insurance program.

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